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Notable Historical Events for May 13th

1958Rioters attack US VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela

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

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

1953NY Giants Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple

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

1977Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor NY

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

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

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

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

May 13th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 13th

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)

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

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

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

May 13th Birthdays
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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

May 13th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 13th

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

1832Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

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

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

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