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This day in history

Monday, May 13, is the 133rd day of 2013. There are 232 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Harvey Keitel is 74. Singer Stevie Wonder is 63. Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is 52. Actor-comedian Stephen Colbert is 49. Singer Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 47. Actress Samantha Morton is 36. Actress-writer-director Lena Dunham is 27. Actor Robert Pattinson is 27. Actor Hunter Parrish is 26.

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In 1607, English colonists arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown settlement in Virginia.

In 1940, Britain’s new prime minister, Winston Churchill, told Parliament: ‘‘I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.’’

In 1963, the US Supreme Court, in Brady v. Maryland, upheld, 7-2, a lower court decision overturning the death sentence (but not the conviction) of John L. Brady for murder because the prosecution had withheld from the defense a statement by a separately tried accomplice, Charles D. Boblit, that he’d actually carried out the 1958 killing of William Brooks during a robbery.

In 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter’s Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca.

In 2003, A judge ruled that Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols should stand trial in state court on 160 counts of first-degree murder.

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