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What happened on 13 May?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 13 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 13 MAY

2014 | An explosion at an underground coal mine in southwest Turkey killed 301 miners.

2013 | U.S. physician Kermit Gosnell was convicted in Pennsylvania of killing three babies born alive during an abortion attempt, involuntary manslaughter of a woman during an abortion, and other charges.

2012 | On this day, forty-nine dismembered bodies were discovered by Mexican authorities on Mexican Federal Highway 40.

2011 | Two bombs exploded in the Charsadda District of Pakistan 98 people were killed and wounded 140 others.

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2006 | São Paulo violence: Rebellions occurred in several prisons in Brazil.

2005 | Andijan uprising, Uzbekistan; Troops opened fire on protesters after a prison break; approximately 187 people were killed according to official estimates.

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BIRTHDAYS

1938 | Italian academic and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Italy, Giuliano Amato.

1950 | American film director, and effects artist, Joe Johnston.

1971 | American football player, Rob Fredrickson.

1982 | American soccer player, Oguchi Onyewu.

1966 English singer-songwriter and producer, Alison Goldfrapp.

1988 | Australian DJ, producer, and media personality, Didier Cohen.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2012 | English speedway rider, Lee Richardson, 33.

2013 | Namibian lawyer and politician, Otto Herrigel, 76.

2015 | American baseball player, Earl Averill, Jr., 84.

2011 | American director, and producer, Bruce Ricker, 69.

2008 | American journalist and author, Ron Stone, 72.

2013 | Canadian politician, Lynne Woolstencroft, 70.

SPORTS

2018 | On this day at Old Trafford, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashiford goal was enough to secure victory against Watford in a Premier League match.

ENTERTAINMENT

2005 | Monster-In-Law was released on this day in the United States. It was directed by Robert Luketic.

AFRICA FACT

The main religion in Algeria is Islam (99%), mostly Sunni.

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