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Notable Historical Events for May 13th

19681,000,000 French demonstrate against Charles De Gaulle & Georges Pompidou

1958Stan Musial is 8th to get 3,000 hits

1967NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller

1997Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games

1996OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict

1905james j jeffries retires as boxing champion

1993KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR

2013Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield departs the International Space Station to return to Earth

1977Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor NY

1955Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive HRs of at least 463'

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Notable Birthdays on May 13th

1937Roch Carrier, Sainte-Justine Quebec, Canadian novelist (The Hockey Sweater)

1931Jim Jones, Randolph County Indiana, American Leader of Peoples Temple cult (Jonestown Massacre)

1914Joe Louis, Lafayette Alabama, world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49)

1950Stevie Wonder, Saginaw, Michigan, American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Love)

1961Dennis Rodman, Trenton, New Jersey, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)

1986Robert Pattinson, London, English actor (Cedric Diggory-Harry Potter, Edward Cullen-Twilight)

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Notable Weddings on May 13th

1922"Latin Lover" silent actor Rudolph Valentino (27) weds film costume and set designer Natacha Rambova (25) in Mexicali, Mexico

2003Former NBA star Dennis Rodman (42) weds Michelle Moyer on a small civil ceremony in Newport Beach, California

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Notable Deaths on May 13th

1884Cyrus Hall McCormick, American inventor (mechanical reaper), dies at 75

1832Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

1974Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

2001R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906)

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