13 May It Happened Today

1835  Death of English architect John Nash.

1882  Birth of French painter Georges Braque.

1907  Birth of English novelist Daphne du Maurier.

1914  Birth of world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis.

1930  Death of Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen.

1981  Pope John Paul II is shot four times in St Peter’s Square by Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca.

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