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Notable Historical Events for July 13th

196291st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon

1926Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:20.4)

1994OJ Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing

1772Captain James Cook begins 2nd voyage aboard the Resolution to the South Seas to search for Terra Australis (Southern continent)

1960US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate

1939Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut

1993All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)

1934Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)

1950Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow

196897th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland

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Notable Birthdays on July 13th

1940Patrick Stewart, Mirfield England, actor (Picard-Star Trek Next Generation, Charles Xavier-X-men)

100 BCJulius Caesar, Rome, Roman military and political leader, (d. 44 BC), (or July 12)

1942Harrison Ford, Chicago Illinois, actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Frantic)

1821Nathan Bedford Forrest, Chapel Hill Tennessee, slave trader/Confed lt-gen/KKK Grand Wizard, (d. 1877)

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Notable Weddings on July 13th

1925Film producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Productions Walt Disney (23) weds Lillian Bounds (26) at Lewiston's Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Lewiston, Idaho

1914British poet and novelist D. H. Lawrence (28) weds Frieda Weekley (34) after obtaining Frieda's divorce from her 1st husband

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Notable Deaths on July 13th

1934Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, dies at 87

2010George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80

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