History 101 for Tuesday, November 13th, the 318th day of 2012.

1789: Ben Franklin wrote in a letter to a friend “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”

1969: Vice-President Spiro Agnew launched a Nixon admninistration attack against network TV news and called executives “impudent snobs”

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

2002: Barbie’s tiny hands and feet were immortalized in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood

1992 in music history, 90,000 people attended this performer’s first ever concert in Mexico.