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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

1991Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open

1942Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies

200228th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Kelsey Grammer, Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

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

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

1959French President Charles de Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 Algerians sentenced to death

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

1962Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago

1882Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

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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

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