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 This day in History - September 13
370 Historic Events for September 13
1956

Dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes

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1956

[Joan] Joni Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)

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1956

Stravinsky's "Canticum Sacrum," premieres in Venice

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1957

Mark Charles Wiebe, Seaside OR, PGA golfer (1985 Anheuser-Busch)

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1958

Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times

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1958

Ann Dusenberry, Tucson Az, actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training)

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1958

Queen Juliana christens passenger ship Rotterdam

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1959

Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open

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1959

Gilbert Adrian, costume designer, dies of heart attack at 56

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1959

79th US Mens Tennis: Neale Fraser beats Alejandro Olmedo (63 57 62 64)

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1959

Jean Smart, Seattle Wash, actress (Charlene-Designing Women)

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1959

73rd US Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Christine Truman (61 64)

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1959

USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body

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1960

Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law

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1960

Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75

Death
1961

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1961

Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit

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1961

Battles between UN and Katanga troops in Congo

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1961

"Car 54 Where are You?" premieres on TV

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1961

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1962

Grady Neal Lancaster, Smithfield NC, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson)

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1962

Brian Andrew Fowler, Christchurch NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)

Birth
1963

"Outer Limits" premieres on ABC TV

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1963

Barbra Striesand and Elliot Gould marry

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1963

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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