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On This Day: January 13th

This is 13th day of the year and 352 days remain in the year.

in history
1898

French writer Emile Zola published his "J'Accuse" letter, accusing the French of a cover-up in the Alfred Dreyfus treason case.

1941
Novelist James Joyce died in Zurich.
1990
Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the first elected African-American governor in the United States.
1999
Michael Jordan announced his second retirement from the NBA. He would "unretire" again in 2001.
2002
After 17,162 performances, The Fantasticks ended its almost 42-year off-Broadway run.
2004
Joseph Darby, a U.S. soldier at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, reported U.S. abuses of Iraqi prisoners to the Army's Criminal Investigations Division..
January 13 BirthdaysHoratio Alger

1832–1899, American writer.


Gwen Verdondancer, actor
Patrick Dempseyactor
Orlando Bloomactor
Charles Nelson Reillyactor, theater director
Julia Louis-Dreyfusactress
Elmer Davisradio commentator
Salmon P. Chasepublic official and jurist
Jan van Goyenlandscape painter



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