What's Happening Now, 11/13

posted Nov 13, 2013, 6:02 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 11, 2014, 6:11 PM ]
Congratulations to the Van Buren students who participated in the Food Science CDE, placed second, and will advance to the State Tournament! As well, a more specific congratulations to Ebonie Garnes, who placed fourth in overall contestants.

Today around Van Buren:
  • Quiz Bowl County Meet at 4 p.m., McComb.
  • Middle School Girls Basketball at 5 p.m., Cory-Rawson.
In national news, the governor of Hawaii is set to sign a bill making gay marriage legal in Hawaii. This would make Hawaii the 15th state to permit gay marriage. The confirmed death toll in the Philippines after the typhoon has also climbed to at least 2,275 people.

Today in history:
  • 1887 - Bloody Sunday clashes occurred in London.
  • 1940 - Walt Disney's "Fantasia" was released.
  • 1982 - Vietnam War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C..
  • 2001 - In the first similar act since World War II, President George W. Bush allows military tribunals against foreign suspects believed to be connected with terrorism in the Middle East.
  • 2012 - Three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarized zone of Golan Heights.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (1955) and Gerard Butler (1969) were born.