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 This day in History - February 13
409 Historic Events for February 13
1983

World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds

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1983

E Bernstein, Levinson and Link's musical "Merlin" premieres in NYC

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1983

Donna White wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

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1983

Australia beats NZ 2-0 to win World Series Cup

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1983

"Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances

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1983

33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at LA

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1984

Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as USSR leader

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1984

6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart and liver transplant

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1985

Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders

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1985

Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier

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1987

M L "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ Test capt 1933), dies

Death
1987

Tigers' Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator

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1988

15th Winter Olympic games open at Calgary, Canada

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1988

Christine Wachtel runs world record 800m indoor (1:56:40)

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1988

European Community plans removal of inner boundaries on Jan 1, 1992

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1988

Heike Dreschler long jumps world record indoor (7.37m)

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1988

Ronald Weigel runs unofficial world record speed walking (18:11.41)

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1989

Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison

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1989

Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients

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1989

Kidnapped Belgian Premier Vanden Boeynants freed

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1990

50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa

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1990

Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games

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1990

US, England, France and England give Germany OK to reunify

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1990

Ken Lynch, actor (Paratroop Command, Legend of Tom Dooley), dies at 79

Death
1991

Bernard Sauer, Yiddish actor, dies of heart attack at 67

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