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Notable Historical Events for June 13th

1927Ticker-tape parade welcomes Charles A Lindbergh to NYC

1993YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

2005A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

1980UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela

1985"Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released

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

1942FDR creates Office of War with Elmer Davis as head

1967Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice

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

2000President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.

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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)

1892Basil Rathbone, Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Sherlock Holmes)

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)

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Notable Weddings on June 13th

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

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.

1625English king Charles I marries French princess Henriette

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Notable Deaths on June 13th

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

2014Chuck Noll, NFL head coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), dies of natural causes at 82

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