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On This Day: May 13th

This is 133rd day of the year and 232 days remain in the year.

in history
1568
Mary Queen of Scots was defeated at the Battle of Langside and immediately fled to North England.
1846

The United States formally declared war on Mexico after several days of fighting.

1938
Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded the New Orleans's jazz classic, When the Saints Go Marching In, on Decca Records.
1940
Winston Churchill gave his first speech as prime minister: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
1973
Tennis male chauvinist Bobby Riggs defeated Margaret Smith Court, 6-2, 6-1 in front of a world-wide television audience. He would lose to Billie Jean King later that year.
1981
Pope John Paul II was shot and wounded by Mehmet Ali Agca as he drove through a crowd in St. Peter's Square, Rome.
May 13 BirthdaysJoe Louis1914–81, American boxer, born in Lafayette, Alabama
Harvey Keitelactor
Henry William Stiegeliron and glass manufacturer
Georges Braquepainter
Maria Theresaqueen of Bohemia and Hungary
Sir Arthur Sullivancomposer
Stevie Wondersinger, composer, producer



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