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Notable Historical Events for April 13th

1954Milwaukee Braves' Hank Aaron's 1st game

2004Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays on the all-time list

1986Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue

1943FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial

1993Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" premieres in London

1742George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin

1902J C Penney opens his 1st store in Kemmerer, Wyo

1997NHL Pitts Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game

1796Battle at Millesimo Italy: Napoleon beats Austrians

1962Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record

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Notable Birthdays on April 13th

1939Seamus Heaney, poet, (d. 2013)

1976Jonathan Brandis, Danbury Ct, actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV)

1570Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)

1906Samuel Beckett, French playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969)

1866Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American desperado (Wild Bunch Passage)

1743Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, (D-R) 3rd President of the United States (1801-09) (d. 1826)

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Notable Deaths on April 13th

2006Muriel Spark, Scottish author, dies at 88

1941Annie Jump Cannon, US astronomer (Henry Draper catalogues), dies at 77

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