spotlight Today in history: Nov. 13 Nov 13, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1982: Vietnam Veterans Memorial In 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Bob Daugherty 1985: Colombia Volcano Eruption In 1985, some 23,000 residents of Armero, Colombia, died when a volcanic mudslide buried the city. AP 2000: Florida Elections In 2000, lawyers for George W. Bush failed to win a court order barring manual recounts of ballots in Florida. Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris announced she would end the recounting at 5 p.m. Eastern time the next day -- prompting an immediate appeal by lawyers for Al Gore. MARK FOLEY 2001: Bush & Putin In 2001, President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin met at the White House, where they pledged to slash Cold War-era nuclear arsenals by two-thirds. RON EDMONDS 2009: Eric Holder Ten years ago: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a decision to bring professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to trial in lower Manhattan (this plan was later dropped). Alex Brandon 2009: President Barack Obama Ten years ago: President Barack Obama, in Tokyo at the start of a weeklong trip to Asia, said his decision about how many troops to send to Afghanistan would come soon and that he was bent on "getting this right." Pablo Martinez Monsivais 2015: Paris Terror Attacks In 2015, Islamic State militants carried out a set of coordinated attacks in Paris on the national stadium, restaurants and streets, and a crowded concert hall, killing 130 people in the worst attack on French soil since World War II. Thibault Camus 2018: Amazon Headquarters One year ago: Amazon announced that it had chosen a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens and Arlington, Virginia, as the two locations for its new East Coast headquarters. (Amazon later abandoned its New York plans amid pushback from politicians and activists.) Susan Walsh 2018: Jim Acosta One year ago: CNN went to court, demanding the reinstatement of the White House press credentials of correspondent Jim Acosta. (A federal judge later ordered the administration to immediately return Acosta's press credentials; the White House then dropped its effort to bar Acosta but warned he could have his credentials pulled again.) Manuel Balce Ceneta Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps History Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Recommended View All Promotions promotion spotlight AP How much do you know about Halloween? promotion Nominate your pet for Pic of the Litter More Latest Local Offers Advanced Auto Body Center Wine Country’s Finest in Collision Repair! Bumper-to-bumper, we can do it all! No Repair is too small! VISIT US TODAY AT ADVANCED AUTO BODY CENTER! Fair Housing Napa Valley Fair Housing Napa Valley is dedicated to promoting and developing fairness and equal housing opportunity for all people. Visit us today to learn more! John Gutierrez, AAMS® Is your financial future secure??