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Notable Historical Events for January 13th

1911Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten," premieres in Berlin

200330th American Music Award: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win

1882Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

1991Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open

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

2014Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or

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

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

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

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

January 13th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 13th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 13th Deaths
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