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Notable Historical Events for January 13th

1962Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago

1895Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband," premieres in London

1882Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

1695Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland

1911Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten," premieres in Berlin

1981Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals

1610Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter

19661st black selected for pres cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)

1942Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies

1957"All that Fall", first radio play by Samuel Beckett, aired on BBC Third Programme

January 13th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 13th

1977Orlando Bloom, Kent England, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings)

1966Patrick Dempsey, Lewiston Me, actor (Mike-Fast Times)

January 13th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 13th

1992MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez

2006"The Diary of Anne Frank" actress Shelley Winters (85) weds Gerry DeFord a few hours before her death

January 13th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 13th

1941James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

1864Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

1929Wyatt Earp, US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80

86 BCGaius Marius, Roman general and politician (held the office of consul seven times), dies at 70

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