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May 13th History

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May 13th In Pop Culture History

1607 - English in Virginia founded Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America.

1637 - The rounded table knife was created by Cardinal Richelieu in France.

1890 - Nikola Tesla was issued a patent (#428,057) for an electric generator.

1917 - Three children, Lúcia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto report the first apparition of Our Lady of Fátima in Fátima, Portugal.

1939 - The first commercial FM radio station in the United States is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The station later became WDRC-FM.

1954 - Broadway Show - The Pajama Game (Musical) May 13, 1954

1967 # 1 Hit May 13, 1967 - May 19, 1967: The Supremes - The Happening

1972 - A fire at the Playtown Cabaret nightclub in Osaka, Japan killed 118 people.

1973 - Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Court in a $10,000 winner-take-all challenge tennis match. Billie Jean King played him on September 20, 1973 and won the second Battle of the Sexes.

1978 # 1 Hit May 13, 1978 - May 19, 1978: Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You

May 13, 19** Birthday (fictional) Barry Allen (The Flash), DC Comics

1981 - Pope John Paul II was shot by Mehmet Ali Agca.

May 13, 1984 (fiction) A T-800 arrived from the future to kill Sarah Conner, The Terminator, Film

1985 - Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode ordered police to raid the MOVE headquarters, and a small bomb was detonated on top of 6221 Osage Avenue. Six adults and five children were killed in the fire that destroyed the entire block, along with 250 nearby homes.

1989 # 1 Hit May 13, 1989 - May 19, 1989: Bon Jovi - I'll Be There for You

1994 - Broadway Show - Grease (Musical) May 11, 1994

1994 - Johnny Carson made his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.

2005 - East End Show - Billy Elliot the Musical (Musical) May 11, 2005

2006 # 1 Hit May 13, 2006 - June 2, 2006: Rihanna - SOS

May 13th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Robert Pattinson (1986)
Stevie Wonder (1950)
Darius Rucker (1966)
Bea Arthur (1923 - 2010)
Joe Louis (1914)
Sam Anderson (1945)

A Flashlight:
A case for holding dead batteries.

Shin:
A device for finding furniture in the dark.



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