On This Day: October 13th

This is 287th day of the year and 79 days remain in the year.

in history
The Continental Congress authorized the construction of a naval fleet.
The cornerstone of the White House was laid.
Boston defeated Pittsburgh in the first World Series.
Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis partner, during World War II.
Ed Sullivan died in New York City at age 72.
Egypt's vice president Hosni Mubarak was elected president, one week after Anwar Sadat's assassination.
October 13 Birthdays
Margaret Thatcher 1925–2013, British political leader.
Kelly Prestonactor
Jerry Ricefootball player
Ashantisinger, actor
Nancy Kerriganfigure skater
Ian Thorpeswimmer
Paul Simonmusician
Rudolf Virchowpathologist
Art Tatumjazz pianist
Mary Kingsleyexplorer
Yves Montandactor, singer

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