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13/11/2016The streets of Athens are filled with more than 50,000 runners taking part in the 34th Athens Authentic Marathon, which is dedicated to the memory of Grigoris Lambrakis. It also marks the 120th anniversary since the first modern Olympic Games, which had also included the first-ever Marathon race. First to cross is Kenya's Luka Rotich Lobuwan with a time of 2:12:49, while Christoforos Merousis is the first Greek to finish the men's race, coming in 10th with a time of 2:24:58. The first woman across the line is Kenya's Nancy Jebichi Arusei, with a time of 2:38:13, while Greece's Ourania Rebouli is third with a time of 2:49:23.
13/11/2015A terrorist attack by suicide bombers strapped with explosives takes place outside the Stade de France during the friendly match France – Germany, attended by French President François Hollande and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The match will not be interrupted to avoid panic though Francois Hollande will be helped to escape. This is one of the seven nearly simultaneous terrorist attacks in various parts of Paris, with most serious the concert in Bataclan theater, which in total will leave more than 130 dead and 100 seriously injured. The lights of the Eiffel Tower will be turned off and many historic buildings around the world will be highlighted with the colors of the French flag.
13/11/1999Lennox Lewis becomes the first British boxer of the century to win the heavyweight world title after beating Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas
13/11/1992Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield, who was undefeated till then, in round 12 in Las Vegas for the World Boxing Organization title
13/11/1982Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim falls in a coma when knocked out by Ray ''Boom Boom'' Mancini in round 14. Four days later he passes away
13/11/1979For the first time in baseball history two players, Willie Stargell of the Pirates and Keith Hernandez of the Cardinals, share the MVP award
13/11/1968A close circuit of cameras is first used in England to locate troublemakers in football stadiums
13/11/1964Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks becomes the first NBA player to surpass 20.000 points after scoring 29 points against the Cincinnati Royals (106-123)
13/11/1963Sporting Lisbon crush APOEL 16-1at the first round of the European Cup Winners Cup, the biggest scoring difference in a european match
13/11/1950USA dominate the first bridge world championship, held in Bermuda
13/11/1875Players wear uniforms for the first time in american football history in the intercollegiate match Yale - Harvard in New Haven, Connecticut

 

             
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