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 - Stephen Colbert
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1964: Political satirist, comedian, actor and TV host Stephen Colbert, best known as the host of the satirical news show "The Colbert Report," is born in Washington, D.C. Colbert also appeared in the TV shows "Dana Carvey Show," "Strangers with Candy" and "The Daily Show," the last of which "The Colbert Report" was spun off from. In April 2014, he was selected as David Letterman's successor as the host of "Late Show" after Letterman retires in 2015.

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