On this day: November 13

Posted: 11:11 PM EST Nov 12, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Nov 13, 2015

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.

OTD November 13 - lunar water ice
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2009: NASA announces that water ice had been discovered on the moon in a permanently shadowed crater near a lunar polar region. The discovery came following analysis of data from the planned impact on the moon of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) four days earlier and the resulting debris plume.

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