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October 13 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- October 13

Happy Birthday!
1754 Molly Pitcher, American heroine during the American Revolution.
1918 Robert Hudson Walker, actor (Strangers on a Train)
1924 Nipsey Russell, actor/comedian ("Car 54, Where Are You?", The Wiz)
1925 Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of United Kingdom
1925 Lenny Bruce, comedian
1939 Melinda Dillon, actress (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mrs. Parker from A Christmas Story)
1941 Paul Simon, singer from Simon and Garfunkel ("Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard", "Loves Me Like A Rock", The Graduate (songs)
1946 Demond Wilson, actor (Lamont from "Sanford and Son")
1947 Sammy Hagar, one time singer from Van Halen ("I Can't Drive 55")
1948 Lacy J. Dalton, singer (dated also 1946)(“Takin’ It Easy")
1959 Marie Osmond, singer ("Paper Roses")
1962 Kelly Preston, actress (Jerry Maguire, For Love of the Game, The Cat in the Hat)
1962 Jerry Rice, football player
1968 Tisha Campbell, actress ("My Wife and Kids", "Martin", House Party series)
1969 Nancy Kerrigan, ice skater
1971 Sacha Baron Cohen, actor("Da Ali G Show")
1980 Ashanti, singer/ actress ("Foolish", "Always On Time")

Deaths:
1945 Milton S. Hershey, chocolate maker
1966 Clifton Webb, actor (Mr. Belvedere Goes to College)
1968 Bea Benaderet, voice actress (Betty Rubble from "The Flintstones")
1974 Ed Sullivan, "The Ed Sullivan Show"
2002 Stephen Ambrose, author ("Band of Brothers")

Events:
1775 Continental Congress establishes the Continental Navy.

History Lesson:
Molly Pitcher's real name was Mary Ludwig Hayes McCauley. Pitcher was added after carrying pitchers of water to soldiers during a battle.

Marie Osmond sells dolls on QVC.

Kelly Preston is married John Travolta.

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