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On this day: May 13

Published On: May 12 2013 12:30:59 AM CDT   Updated On: May 13 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

America declares war on Mexico, The Beatles film "Let It Be" premieres, Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt, and Tipper Gore doesn't like what she hears, all on this day.

OTD May 13 - Queen Wilhelmina
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1940: Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees her country to England after the Nazi invasion. As the Queen constitutionally was part of the government, the country's cabinet decided after heated discussion to follow suit and sailed from the country later in the day to form a government in exile in London.

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