TODAY IN HISTORY
Nov. 13, 1977
The satirical comic strip “Li’l Abner” by Al Capp appeared in newspapers for the last time.
ALSO ON THIS DATE
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.”
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 viewers to lodge complaints.