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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 - Dan Blocker
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1972: Actor Dan Blocker, best known for his role as Eric "Hoss" Cartwright in the western TV series "Bonanza," dies at age 43 of a pulmonary embolism following gallbladder surgery in Los Angeles, Calif.

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