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Notable Historical Events for September 13th

1965Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win

197090th US Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Tony Roche (26 64 76 63)

1909Ty Cobb clinches AL HR title with his 9th HR (all inside-the-park)

1936Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner

1939First (tethered) flight of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, one of the first viable American helicopters, flown by Igor Sikorsky

1515-14] Battle at Marignano: France beats Habsburgers & Pope Leo X

1971Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow

1999John Elway's #7 jersey is retired by the Denver Broncos

1997Mother Teresa's State Funeral held in India

1503Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.

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Notable Birthdays on September 13th

1860John J. Pershing (Blackjack), Laclede, Missouri, US commander (WW I), (d. 1948)

1660Daniel Defoe, London, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe)

1857Milton S. Hershey, Derry Township, Pennsylvania, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, (d. 1945)

1775Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine (d. 1868)

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Notable Weddings on September 13th

1893Microbiologist Robert Koch (49) weds actress Hedwig Freiberg (20)

1975Novelist Danielle Steel (28) weds Danny Zugelder in the prison canteen

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Notable Deaths on September 13th

1996Tupac Shakur, rap star/actor (Juice, Bullet), dies of internal bleeding after a drive by shotting at 25

1949August Krogh, Danish zoophysiologist, dies at 75

1759James Wolfe, British general (Plains of Abraham), dies in battle at 32

81Titus Flavius Vespasianus, emperor of Rome (69-81), dies of a fever at about 42

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