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11/12/2013 12:27:00 PM
World Almanac for November 12, 2013

Today is the 316th day of 2013 and the 52nd day of autumn.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1969, journalist Seymour Hersh broke the story of the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam over The Associated Press wire service.

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter ordered a halt to oil imports from Iran due to an ongoing hostage crisis.

In 1997, Ramzi Yousef was found guilty of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

In 1999, President Bill Clinton signed a bill allowing banks, brokerage firms and insurance companies to merge and provide one another's services for the first time since the start of the Great Depression.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), activist; Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), sculptor; Harry A. Blackmun (1908-1999), U.S. Supreme Court justice; Grace Kelly (1929-1982), actress/Princess of Monaco; Booker T. Jones (1944- ), musician; Al Michaels (1944- ), sportscaster; Neil Young (1945- ), singer-songwriter; Megan Mullally (1958- ), actress; Nadia Comaneci (1961- ), gymnast; Ryan Gosling (1980- ), actor; Anne Hathaway (1982- ), actress.

TODAY'S FACT: Grace Kelly's movies were banned in Monaco by order of her husband, Prince Rainier.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1993, Royce Gracie, a 178-pound jiujitsu black belt from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, defeated 216-pound kickboxer Gerard Gordeau to win the first Ultimate Fighting Championship.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls." -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

TODAY'S NUMBER: 20 -- cases of dynamite used by the Oregon Highway Division in an attempt to remove a sperm whale carcass from a beach in Florence, Ore., on this day in 1970. The explosion sent whale parts flying over 800 feet away.

TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Nov. 9) and full moon (Nov. 17).

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