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Calendar for October 13th, 2013

1750s

  • Born 1754: Mary McCauley (Molly Pitcher)

  • 1790s

  • 1792: Cornerstone of the White House was laid

  • 1840s

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

  • 1870s

  • Born 1877: Theodore Gilmore Bilbo (politician)

  • 1880s

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

  • 1890s

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

  • 1900s

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

  • Born 1909: Herbert Lawrence Block (editorial cartoonist)

  • Born 1909: Art Tatum (jazz pianist)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1915: Cornel Wilde (actor)

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

  • 1920s

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

  • Born 1925: Lenny Bruce (comedian)

  • 1940s

  • 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)

  • 1950s

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

  • Born 1959: Marie Osmond (singer)

  • 1960s

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

  • Born 1969: Nancy Kerrigan (figure skater)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1974: Ed Sullivan (television personality)

  • 1980s

  • 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

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Stephen Ambrose (historian)

  • 2010s

  • 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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