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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 - Alison Hargreaves
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1995: Thirty-two-year-old British mother Alison Hargreaves becomes the first woman to conquer Mount Everest without oxygen or the help of Sherpas.

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