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Notable Historical Events for May 13th

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

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

1905james j jeffries retires as boxing champion

1977Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor NY

1958Rioters attack US VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela

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

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

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open

1973Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in Calif

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 13th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1832Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

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

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

1974Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

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