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Aug 13, 2022

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Historical Events

1923 - Gustav Stresemann becomes premier of German coalition government
1944 - Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio
1953 - US President Dwight Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee
1977 - Randy Bachman quits band Bachman-Turner Overdrive, they then disband
1988 - US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1997 - San Diego Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels

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Famous Birthdays

1422 - William Caxton, English printer and translator, 1st to print in the English language (Histories of Troy), born in Kent, England (d. 1492) birth date disputed
1717 - Christoph Nichelmann, German composer and harpsichordist, born in Treuenbrietzen, Germany (d. 1762)
1748 - Pieter L. van de Kasteele, Dutch politician and patriot, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1810)
1888 - Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor, born in Smolensk, Russia (d. 1975)
1926 - Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary, Prime Minister (1959-76) and President (1976-2008), born in BirĂ¡n, Holguin Province (d. 2016)
1973 - Eric Medlen, American NHRA drag racer, born in Oakdale, California (d. 2007)

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Famous Deaths

1895 - Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition), dies at 79
1897 - Antonius von der Linde, Dutch German librarian, dies at 63
1900 - Collis P. Huntington, American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad), dies at 78
1973 - Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75
1982 - Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington Jr.], American soul musician ("Hold What You've Got"; "I Gotcha"), dies at 49
1992 - Jan Elburg [Joannes G], Dutch poet (Geen letterheren), dies at 72

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