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On This Day in History - 13th November

Birthdays

1825Charles Worth, Fashion designer, and first to use female models
1850Robert Louis Stevenson, Author of 'Treasure Island' & 'Kidnapped'
1906John Sparrow, Poet, lawyer and broadcaster
1912Eugene Ionesco, Romanian born French Playwright
1931Joan Lestor, Labour politician
1949Whoopi Goldberg, 'Oscar' winning actress

Events

1687Nell Gwyn, actress and mistress of Charles II, died aged 37
1914The 'Bra' was patented by Mary Phelps an American heiress
1916The Battle of the Somme ended, with a cost of 60,000 Allied lives
1940Walt Disney's cartoon film, 'Fantasia', opened in New York
1964Pope Paul VI donated his jewelled tiara, to the poor of the world
1973Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. died in a road crash aged 19. He was the second son of the 'Rock and Roll' star to die
1989Dense fog in central and southern England caused chaos; five people were killed