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Notable Historical Events for June 13th

1980Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" hits #1

1908Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

2000Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1993YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

19764th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi

197117th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

199339th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1937Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns

1976Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam

1828Simon Bolívar proclaimed dictator

June 13th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 13th

1897Paavo Johannes Nurmi, Finland, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1920/24/28)

1731Martha Washington, Kent County, Virginia, 1st US First Lady (1789-97)

1951Mike Weaver, Gatesville Texas, WBA World Heavyweight Champion

1953Tim Allen, Denver Colorado, comedian (Tim-Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle)

1986Ashley Fuller Olsen, twin actress (Michelle-Full House)

1986Mary Kate Olsen, twin actress (Michelle-Full House)

June 13th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 13th

1850Poet laureate Alfred Tennyson (40) weds Emily Sellwood (36)

1525Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.

1859Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (37) weds Mary Cleveland

1625English king Charles I marries French princess Henriette

June 13th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 13th

2008Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator, dies at 58

1861Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician and father of modern magic, dies of pneumonia at 65

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