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Notable Historical Events for May 13th

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

2014Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, is discovered north off the coast of Haiti

1989Minn Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game

1946Winston Churchill welcomed in Rotterdam

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

1977Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor NY

1958Rioters attack US VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela

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

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

1940Winston Churchill says I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears & sweat

May 13th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 13th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 13th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 13th

1974Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

1930Fridtjof Nansen, Arctic explorer/diplomat (Nobel 1922), dies at 68

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

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

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