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On this day: November 13

Published On: Nov 13 2012 08:38:45 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 13 2012 02:00:00 AM EST

The "frankfurter" is born, the Holland Tunnel opens to traffic, the Supreme Court integrates Alabama's public buses, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated, and water is found on the moon, all on this day.

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1789: In a letter to his friend, French scientist Jean-Baptiste Leroy, Benjamin Franklin writes the line, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

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