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Notable Historical Events for May 13th

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

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

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

1955Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive HRs of at least 463'

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

1958Rioters attack US VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela

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

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

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

1905james j jeffries retires as boxing champion

May 13th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 13th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1832Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

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

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

1974Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

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