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 - Bridesmaids
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2011: The comedy "Bridesmaids," starring Kristen Wiig as woman who suffers a series of misfortunes after being asked to serve as maid of honor for her best friend, premieres in theaters. The film became a hit, grossing more than $288 million worldwide. The movie, which was also co-written by Wiig, would go on to earn a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy and for Best Original Screenplay.

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