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 - Ben Carlin
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1958: Ben Carlin becomes the first (and only) person to circumnavigate the world by amphibious vehicle, having travelled more than 11,000 miles by sea and 39,000 miles by land during a 10-year journey.

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