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Notable Historical Events for January 13th

1882Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

1895Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband," premieres in London

1992US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane

1959French President Charles de Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 Algerians sentenced to death

1911Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten," premieres in Berlin

1981Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals

1975Henry Kissinger hints at military action against oil countries in case of "actual strangulation of the industrialized world" in the wake of oil shock

1605The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.

1999Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement only to return in 2001

1982Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

January 13th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 13th

1977Orlando Bloom, Kent England, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings)

1961Julia Louis-Dreyfus, NYC, comedienne (SNL, Seinfeld, Soul Man, Troll)

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Notable Weddings on January 13th

1992MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez

2006"The Diary of Anne Frank" actress Shelley Winters (85) weds Gerry DeFord a few hours before her death

January 13th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 13th

1941James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

1864Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

86 BCGaius Marius, Roman general and politician (held the office of consul seven times), dies at 70

1929Wyatt Earp, US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80

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