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Notable Historical Events for October 13th

1864Battle of Harpers Ferry, WV (mOSBY's Raid)

1981Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt

19639th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

1960Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba

19759th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins

54Nero suceeds Claudius to become Roman Emperor

1982IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

1724Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters

1978US President Jimmy Carter answers callers' questions on National Public Radio

1975Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

October 13th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 13th

1902Arna Bontemps, Louisiana, American poet (100 years of negro freedom)

1971Sacha Baron Cohen, Hammersmith, London, comedian/actor (Ali G, Borat)

1821Rudolf Virchow, Schivelbein, Pomerania, Prussia, German politician/anthropologist/pathologist (cell pathology), (d. 1902)

1925Margaret Thatcher, Grantham England, (Tory) British PM (1979-90)

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Notable Weddings on October 13th

1941NFL halfback Red Grange (38) weds flight attendant Margaret Hazelberg

1956MLB player Roger Maris (22) weds high school sweetheart Pat Carvell at St. Anthony Padua Church

October 13th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 13th

1812Isaac Brock, English general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle at 43

1945Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company), dies at 86

54Claudius, Roman Emperor, dies of poison mushrooms at 63

1987Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist (transistors, Nobel 1956), dies at 85

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