November 13, 1833 – About 4:00 am, the Prophet Joseph was awakened by Brother Davis knocking at his door calling him to come out and view the “signs of heavens.” A meteor shower was taking place and it appeared “all heaven seemed enwrapped in splendid fireworks.” The Prophet was filled with “great joy” at the sign that the coming of the Lord was close at hand. However, he also records, “Beautiful and terrific as was the scenery, it will not fully compare with the time when the sun shall become black like sack-cloth of hair, the moon like blood, and the stars fall to the earth.
November 13, 1838 – Joseph F. Smith, 6th President of the Church, is born in Far West, Missouri, during the persecution of the Saints and while his father, Hyrum Smith, is being held in Richmond, Missouri in jail.
November 11, 1854 – Professor Orson Pratt discovered “a new and easy method of solution of the cubic and biquadratic equations.”
November 14, 1907 – Howard W. Hunter, 14th President of the Church, is born in Boise, Idaho.
November 13, 1995 – President Gordon B. Hinckley meets with U.S. President Bill Clinton and V.P. Al Gore. Afterwards, Pres. Hinckley holds a press conference at the Harvard Club in N.Y.C.
Taken from History of Church 1:439-440; 2:311; 3:209-210; 6:7178; & Church Chronology by Andrew Jenson