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Notable Historical Events for May 13th

1946Winston Churchill welcomed in Rotterdam

1958Rioters attack US VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela

1905james j jeffries retires as boxing champion

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

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

19131st four-engined aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky, Russia)

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

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

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

1993KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR

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)

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

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

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

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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

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

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

1974Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

1832Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

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