13 November It Happened Today


1460  Prince Henry of Portugal , also known as Henry the Navigator, dies.

1851  A telegraph service between London and Paris commences.

1923  Benito Mussolini introduces a bill in Italy which gives women the right to vote in national elections.

1945  General Charles De Gaulle elected President of the French Provisional Government.

1941  HMS Ark Royal is sunk off the coast of Gibraltar.

2010  Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro democracy campaigner is released from house arrest.


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