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October 13: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

(October 13, 1843)
B'nai B'rith, the world's oldest Jewish service organisation, is established in New York City. photo source: wikimedia.org

Happy Birthday! (October 13, 1925)
Margaret Thatcher, English chemist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. photo source: wikimedia.org

(October 13, 1972)
It took over two months to uncover the wreckage of a plane (Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571) hired by the Uruguayan rugby team that had crashed in Argentina's Andes Mountains. The tragedy attracted worldwide notice after it was discovered that the survivors had turned to cannibalism to survive. photo source: wikimedia.org

(October 13, 2010)
After a record-breaking 69 days underground, the Copiapó mining disaster in Chile comes to an end with the rescue of all 33 trapped miners. photo source: wikimedia.org

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