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Notable Historical Events for May 13th

1940Winston Churchill says I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears & sweat

1953NY Giants Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple

1997Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games

1991"Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness" goes on sale

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

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

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

1955Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive HRs of at least 463'

1989Minn Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game

1993KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR

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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)

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

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

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

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

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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

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

1832Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

1884Cyrus Hall McCormick, American inventor (mechanical reaper), dies at 75

1974Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

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