spotlight Today in history: Nov. 13 Nov 13, 2019 Nov 13, 2019 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Recommended View All Promotions promotion Take a trip down memory lane in the Missoulian archives! promotion spotlight What's your home style? More Latest Local Offers Grizzly Lawn Care and Landscape The grass is always greener on your side... with Grizzly Lawn Care's irrigation systems!