TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Nov. 13, 1789
Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to a friend, Jean-Baptiste Leroy: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1927
The Holland Tunnel opened to the pub lic, providing access between lower Manhattan and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public city and state buses.
Speaking in Des Moines, Iowa, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew accused network television news departments of bias and distortion, and urged view ers to lodge complaints.