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October 13 Birthdays

Margaret Thatcher
1925–2013, British political leader.

Rudolf Virchow
pathologist (1821)

Mary Kingsley
explorer (1862)

Art Tatum
jazz pianist (1910)

Yves Montand
actor, singer (1921)

Paul Simon
musician (1941)

Kelly Preston
actor (1962)

Jerry Rice
football player (1962)

Nancy Kerrigan
figure skater (1969)

Ashanti
singer, actor (1980)

Ian Thorpe
swimmer (1982)

October 13 in History

1775

The Continental Congress authorized the construction of a naval fleet.

1792

The cornerstone of the White House was laid.

1843

The Jewish organization B'nai B'rith was founded.

1903

Boston defeated Pittsburgh in the first World Series.

1943

Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis partner, during World War II.

1974

Ed Sullivan died in New York City at age 72.

1981

Egypt's vice president Hosni Mubarak was elected president, one week after Anwar Sadat's assassination.

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