On this day: May 13

Published On: May 12 2013 12:30:59 AM CDT   Updated On: May 13 2016 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 - Mary Wells
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By 20th Century-Fox Records (Billboard page 13) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1943: Singer-songwriter Mary Wells, one of Motown's first singing superstars best known for songs such as "My Guy," "You Beat Me to the Punch" and "Two Lovers," is born in Detroit, Michigan. She died of throat cancer at age 49 on July 26, 1992.

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