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 This day in History - December 13
387 Historic Events for December 13
1973

World Football League grants 1st franchise (Detroit)

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1974

Jim "Catfish" Hunter wins free agent claim against A's owner Finley

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1974

Chris Lewis, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)

Birth
1974

Rufe Davis, actor (Floyd Smoot-Petticoat Junction), dies at 66

Death
1974

Malta becomes a republic

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1975

Hendrik Kruls, Dutch gen/chief milt authority (1944-46), dies at 73

Death
1975

Australian Conservatives and Liberals win parliamentary election

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1975

1st time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Richard Pryor hosts)

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1975

Roy Fredericks hits 169 v Aust at WACA, hundred in 71 balls

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1975

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1975

Cyril Delevanti, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis), dies at 88

Death
1975

Sarah Brady, Miss Universe-New Zealand (1996)

Birth
1975

Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament

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1975

Matt LeCroy, Anderson SC, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)

Birth
1976

Eduard Claudius, writer, dies

Death
1976

Longest non-stop passenger airflight (Sydney to SF 13h14m)

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1976

Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur

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1977

14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash

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1978

Susan B Anthony dollar, 1st US coin to honor a woman, issued

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1979

Jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66

Death
1979

Christina Todd, Miss Ohio Teen USA (Miss Congeniality-1997)

Birth
1979

Strikes against price increases in Gdansk Poland

Event
1979

"Oklahoma!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 301 performances

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1980

Harm van Riel, Dutch Liberal Party politician, dies at 73

Death
1980

"Perfectly Frank" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 16 perfs

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