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August 13

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1995  Baseball great Mickey Mantle dies of liver cancer in Dallas, Texas, at age 63.
1961A barbed-wire fence is erected to divide the German city of Berlin.
1960The first two-way telephone conversation via satellite is made.
1946Author H.G. Wells (The War of the Worlds) dies in London.
1942Walt Disney's animated classic, Bambi, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
1934Al Capp's hillbilly comic strip, Liíl Abner, appears in newspapers for the first time.
1919The celebrated racehorse Man O'War loses his only race. He went on to compile a list of over 1300 vistories.
1910Nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale dies in London, at age 90.
1889William Gray receives a US patent for his coin operated, pay telephone, or payphone.
1844New Jersey adopts its state constitution.
1784The US Congress meets in Annapolis, MD, for the last time before moving to Philadelphia.
1521Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez sacks the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan (Mexico City).

Born today:

1973  Andy Griggs - country singer

1967  Quinn Cummings - actress

1959  Danny Bonaduce - actor (The Partridge Family)

1958  Feargal Sharkey - punk singer (The Undertones)

1951  Dan Fogelberg - singer, guitarist

1949  Bobby Clarke - Hockey hall of famer, coach

1948  Kathleen Battle - opera singer

1944  Kevin Tighe - actor

1930  Don Ho - Hawaiin singer

1926  Fidel Castro - Cuban dictator

1920  Neville Brand - WWII hero, actor

1919  George Shearing - jazz pianist

1919  Rex Humbard, televangelist

1912  Ben Hogan - golf champ

1899  Alfred Hitchcock - film director

1895  Bert Lahr - actor (played The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz)

1860  Annie Oakley - female sharpshooter


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