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 This day in History - January 13
373 Historic Events for January 13
1942

Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies

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1943

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca

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1943

Hitler declares "Total War"

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1943

Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov

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1943

US infantry captures Galloping Horse-ridge Guadalcanal

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1943

Sophie Taeuber/T„uber-Arp, Swiss sculptor, dies at 53

Death
1943

Richard Moll, Cal, actor (Night Court, House, Dungeonmaster, Survivor)

Birth
1943

William Duckworth, composer

Birth
1945

Prokofchev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow

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1945

[Eileen] Joy[ce] Chant [Rutter], UK, sci-fi author (High Kings)

Birth
1947

John Lees, England, rock guitarist/vocalist (Medicine Man)

Birth
1947

Peter Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)

Birth
1947

Veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61

Death
1948

Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)

Birth
1948

T Bone' Burnett, rocker

Birth
1948

1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin

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1949

Rakesh Sharma, India, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11)

Birth
1949

Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC)

Birth
1949

"Along 5th Avenue" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 perfs

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1951

German general F Christian freed early from Dutch prison

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1952

Cornelius Bumpus, keyboardist (Doobie Bros-Minute by Minute)

Birth
1952

Sharon Gabet, Fort Wayne IN, actress (Edge of Night, Another World)

Birth
1953

Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14

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1953

Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia

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1953

KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting

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