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Notable Historical Events for January 13th

1943British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca

1991Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open

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

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

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

1559Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey

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

1882Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

1992US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane

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

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Notable Birthdays on January 13th

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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