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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 - The Fantasticks
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1984: "The Fantasticks" becomes the longest-running musical in theater history with its 10,000th performance. The off-Broadway show, which opened on May 3, 1960, would go on for another 7,162 performances before closing on Jan. 13, 2002.

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