Today in history – November 13, 2019

1956 – The Supreme Court upheld a federal district court’s ruling in Browser v. Gayle that segregation on interstate buses was unconstitutional. 

1967 – Carl Stokes became the first black U.S. mayor when he was elected in Cleveland.

1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.

1998 – President Bill Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.

2001 – Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban abandoned the capital Kabul without a fight, allowing U.S.-backed northern alliance fighters to take over the city.