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Friday, May 13, 2005

On this Day

Friday, May 13th
The 133rd day of 2005
There are 232 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History

On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter's Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca. (Go to article)

On May 13, 1914, Joe Louis, the American boxer who was world heavyweight champion for a record-setting 12 years, was born. Following his death on April 12, 1981, his obituary appeared in The Times. (
Go to obituary)

On May 13, 1882, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about Mississippi River flooding. (See the cartoon and read an explanation)

Reference: The New York Times

Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.