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Notable Historical Events for January 13th

19661st black selected for pres cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)

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

1559Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey

1895Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband," premieres in London

1975Henry Kissinger hints at military action against oil countries in case of "actual strangulation of the industrialized world" in the wake of oil shock

1695Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland

1943British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca

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

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

1882Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

January 13th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 13th

1961Julia Louis-Dreyfus, NYC, comedienne (SNL, Seinfeld, Soul Man, Troll)

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

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

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

January 13th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 13th

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

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

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

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

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