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Notable Historical Events for May 13th

19131st four-engined aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky, Russia)

2014Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, is discovered north off the coast of Haiti

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open

1967NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller

1981Pope John Paul II is shot and critically wounded by Turkish gunman Mehemet Ali Agca in St Peter's Square, Vatican City

1993KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR

1996OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict

1958Rioters attack US VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela

19681,000,000 French demonstrate against Charles De Gaulle & Georges Pompidou

1958Stan Musial is 8th to get 3,000 hits

May 13th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 13th

1914Joe Louis, Lafayette Alabama, world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49)

1950Stevie Wonder, Saginaw, Michigan, American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Love)

1961Dennis Rodman, Trenton, New Jersey, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)

1931Jim Jones, Randolph County Indiana, American Leader of Peoples Temple cult (Jonestown Massacre)

1937Roch Carrier, Sainte-Justine Quebec, Canadian novelist (The Hockey Sweater)

1986Robert Pattinson, London, English actor (Cedric Diggory-Harry Potter, Edward Cullen-Twilight)

May 13th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 13th

2003Former NBA star Dennis Rodman (42) weds Michelle Moyer on a small civil ceremony in Newport Beach, California

1922"Latin Lover" silent actor Rudolph Valentino (27) weds film costume and set designer Natacha Rambova (25) in Mexicali, Mexico

May 13th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 13th

1832Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

1974Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

2001R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906)

1930Fridtjof Nansen, Arctic explorer/diplomat (Nobel 1922), dies at 68

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