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Notable Historical Events for August 13th

1608John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication

199577th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera Calif

1993Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24

1876The Bayreuth Festspielhaus opens with the first complete performance of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle

1886John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia

198971st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes GC Ill

1792Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette

1940Hermann Goering's "Adler Tag" (Eagle day); 45-48 German aircraft shot down over Southern England (Battle of Britain)

1732Voltaire's "Zaire" premieres in Paris

1521Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire

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Notable Birthdays on August 13th

1860Annie Oakley [Phoebe Ann Moses], North Star Ohio, sharp shooter (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), (d. 1926)

1926Fidel Castro, Mayari, Oriente, Cuba, dictator/prime minister/president (1959-2008)

1955Betsy King, Reading Pennsylvania, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open)

1912Ben Hogan, Dublin Tx, PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53)

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Notable Weddings on August 13th

1868Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier (26) weds Zoé Lafontaine (27) in Montreal, Canada

1980Actor James Woods (33) weds costume designer Kathryn Morrison

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Notable Deaths on August 13th

1946H. G. Wells, English writer, dies at 79

1910Florence Nightingale, English nurse, dies at 90

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