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MAY 13

Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1863 The U.S.S. DeSoto and the U.S.S. Huntsville Each Capture Confederate Schooners Off the Coast of Florida Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1888 Seven Blocks of Downtown Goldendale, Washington Are Destroyed by Fire Goldendale, Washington Fire Business History Link
1898 Thomas Edison Sues American Mutoscope and Biograph Pictures for Infringement on His Patent for the Kinetograph Movie Camera Kinetoscope Inventors and Inventions Film Patents and Trademarks Law The History Channel
1958 VELCRO is Trademarked Inventions Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks Velcro U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
1960 Bank Merger Act Requires Federal Regulation of Mergers and Consolidations U.S. Congress Business Economics U.S. Treasury
1968 Marching in Paris, 800,000 Students, Teachers and Workers Demanding the Fall of the Charles de Gaulle Government Charles de Gaulle Propaganda Education Labor BBC
1980 Douglas A. Fraser, President of the United Auto Workers, Is Named to the Chrysler Corporation Board of Directors Scottish Political and Social Leaders Labor Unions Business United Auto Workers Chrysler The History Channel
1998 K-Mart Announces 236% First-quarter Profit Increase K Mart Businesses & Corporations The History Channel
2003 The Government Unveils the First $20 Bill to Be Colorized in an Effort to Thwart Counterfeiters U.S. Treasury Currency Historic Firsts New York Times

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