On this day: May 13

Published On: May 12 2013 12:30:59 AM CDT   Updated On: May 13 2014 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 - Darius Rucker
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1966: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Darius Rucker, who first found fame in the 1990s as the frontman of rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, is born in Charleston, S.C. After releasing a solo R&B album in 2002, he signed to Capitol Records Nashville as a country music artist and released his first country album in 2008. His first single off that album, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," made him the first black artist to chart a No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts since Charley Pride in 1983. He has since recorded the No. 1 country hits "It Won't Be Like This for Long," "Alright," "Come Back Song," "This" and "Wagon Wheel."

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