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This Day in History for October 13 — White Cornerstone Laid and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – The Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy, later renamed the United States Navy (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for October 13 — Paul Simon and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Paul Simon
Age: 71
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Being part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, which had timeless hits such as 'The Sound of Silence,' 'Mrs. Robinson,' and 'Bridge Over Troubled Water,' having a successful solo career with albums like 'Graceland,' winning a total of 13 Grammys, and being a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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This Day in History for October 12 — First Oktoberfest and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1492 – Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean (More info)

1810 – The first Oktoberfest occurs when Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for October 12 — Hugh Jackman and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Hugh Jackman
Age: 44
Occupation: Actor, Dancer and Singer
Known For: Playing Wolverine in the 'X-Men' franchise; appearing in 'Kate & Leopold,' 'Van Helsing,' and 'The Prestige'; winning a Tony Award for his role in 'The Boy from Oz'; and previous hosting stints for the Tonys and the Oscars

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Celebrity Birthdays for October 11 — Artie Lange and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Artie Lange
Age: 45
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, and Radio Personality
Known For: His tenures with the 'The Howard Stern Show' and the comedy sketch series 'MADtv,' and spending eight months in a psychiatric facility after a 2010 suicide attempt

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This Day in History for October 10 – Spiro Agnew Resigns and More

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1845 – The US Naval Academy opens in Annapolis, Maryland, with 50 midshipmen students (More info)

1973 – US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for October 10 – David Lee Roth, Brett Favre and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

David Lee Roth
Age: 57
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: His party-boy persona, being the on-again, off-again lead singer of the band Van Halen, hits with them such as 'You Really Got Me,' 'Dance the Night Away,' and 'Panama,' solo hits such as 'Just a Gigolo,' and recently reuniting with Van Halen for a new album

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Celebrity Birthdays for October 9 – Sharon Osbourne and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Sharon Osbourne
Age: 60
Occupation: Manager, Promoter, and Television Personality
Known For: Her longtime marriage to rock icon Ozzy Osbourne, appearing on the reality show 'The Osbournes,' co-hosting 'The Talk', being a former judge on 'America's Got Talent', and for being the mother of fellow television personality Kelly Osbourne

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This Day in History for October 9 – Che Guevara Executed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1888 – The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public (More info)

1936 – Harnessing the power of the Colorado River, Hoover Dam begins sending electricity over transmission lines spanning 266 miles (More info)

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This Day in History for October 8 – Great Chicago Fire Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1871 – The Great Chicago Fire begins and goes on to kill 250 people, leave 100,000 people homeless, and destroy thousands of buildings (More info)

1956 – The New York Yankees' Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in World Series history (More info)

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