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Notable Historical Events for May 13th

1905james j jeffries retires as boxing champion

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open

1991"Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness" goes on sale

1977Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor NY

1607English colonists, led by John Smith, land near James River in Virginia

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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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

May 13th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 13th

1832Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

1974Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

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

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

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