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Calendar for October 13th, 2013

Born 1754: Mary McCauley (Molly Pitcher)

1792: Cornerstone of the White House was laid

1843: The Jewish organization B'nai B'rith was founded

Born 1877: Theodore Gilmore Bilbo (politician)

1884: Several countries adopted the Greenwich longitude as the prime meridian

1893: The copyright for the melody "Happy Birthday to You" was registered

1903: Boston Americans (now Red Sox) won first World Series

Born 1909: Art Tatum (jazz pianist)

Born 1909: Herbert Lawrence Block (editorial cartoonist)

1915: The Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series

Born 1915: Cornel Wilde (actor)

Born 1925: Margaret Thatcher (former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

Born 1925: Lenny Bruce (comedian)

Born 1941: Paul Simon (musician)

Died 1945: Milton Hershey (founder of Hershey Chocolate Company)

Born 1947: Sammy Hagar (musician)

Born 1948: Lacy J. Dalton (singer)

1955: William Golding's novel, The Lord of the Flies, was published in New York

Born 1959: Marie Osmond (singer)

1962: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opened on Broadway

Born 1969: Nancy Kerrigan (figure skater)

Died 1974: Ed Sullivan (television personality)

Born 1980: Ashanti (singer)

1987: The United States Navy Memorial was dedicated, Washington, D.C.

1989: Stock market dropped 190.58 points in what was called the Friday the 13th mini-crash

Died 2002: Stephen Ambrose (historian)

2010: A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Oklahoma

2010: Thirty-three miners trapped underground for more than 2 months were rescued, Copiapo, Chile

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