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Notable Historical Events for January 13th

2000Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position

1942Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies

200330th American Music Award: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win

1605The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.

1981Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals

1982Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

1957"All that Fall", first radio play by Samuel Beckett, aired on BBC Third Programme

2003Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.

1999Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement only to return in 2001

1882Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

January 13th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 13th

1966Patrick Dempsey, Lewiston Me, actor (Mike-Fast Times)

1977Orlando Bloom, Kent England, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings)

January 13th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 13th

2006"The Diary of Anne Frank" actress Shelley Winters (85) weds Gerry DeFord a few hours before her death

1992MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez

January 13th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 13th

86 BCGaius Marius, Roman general and politician (held the office of consul seven times), dies at 70

1941James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

1864Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

1929Wyatt Earp, US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80

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