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 This day in History - February 13
409 Historic Events for February 13
1883

Wilhelm Richard Wagner, composer, dies at 69

Death
1883

Richard Wagner, German composer (Die Walkre), dies at 69 in Venice

Death
1885

Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Truman, 1st lady (1945-52)

Birth
1886

Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class

Event
1886

Ricardo Giraldes, Argentina, novelist/poet (Don Segundo Sombra)

Birth
1887

Alvin York, famed US soldier with 25 kills in WW I

Birth
1888

Heintje Davids, [Hendrika], Dutch revue star

Birth
1888

Georgios Papandreou, Greek prefect of Lesbos/minister/premier

Birth
1891

David Dixon Porter, US rear admiral (Union), dies at 77

Death
1892

Robert Houghwout Jackson, 84th Supreme Court justice (1941-54)

Birth
1892

Grant Wood, US, painter (American Gothic)

Birth
1893

Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), dies at 58

Death
1893

Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romania, communist/foreign minister (1945-52)

Birth
1894

Franjo Racki, Croatian historian/politician, dies at 65

Death
1895

Moving picture projector patented

Event
1895

Fred Essler, Austria, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk)

Birth
1896

Karl Reinthaler, composer, dies at 73

Death
1898

Neville Pearson, English publisher

Birth
1899

-2øF (-19øC) Tallahassee, Florida (state record)

Event
1899

-16øF (-27øC), Minden Louisiana (state record)

Event
1899

-1øF (-18øC) New Orleans, La

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1902

Blair Moody, New Haven Ct, (Sen-Mich)

Birth
1902

Karl Menger, Austria/US mathematician (theory of dimension)

Birth
1903

Georges Simenon, Belgium, mystery writer (Snow Was Black)

Birth
1905

-40øF (-40øC) Warsaw, Missouri (state record)

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