ON THIS DAY IN RECENT HISTORY ~
What was happening on this day in modern history? Let's take a look at some of the big events, Birthdays, and anniversaries for May 13th....
1884 - Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) forms.
1905 - James J Jeffries retires as boxing champ.
1912 - Royal Flying Corps forms in England.
1913 - 1st four engine aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky-Russia).
1916 - 1st observance of Indian (Native American) Day.
1918 - 1st US airmail stamps issued (24 cents).
1926 - Beatrice Arthur, [Frankel], NY, actress (Maude, Dorothy-Golden Girls) is born.
1930 - Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas.
1934 - Great dustbowl storm.
1939 - Harvey Keitel, actor (Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs) is born.
1940 - Churchill says I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears & sweat.
1941 - Ritchie Valens, singer (Donna, La Bamba) is born.
1942 - Helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight.
1943 - German & Italian forces in Africa surrender.
1945 - US troops conquer Dakeshi, Okinawa.
USMC in Okinawa
1946 - US convicts 58 camp guards of Mauthausen concentration camp to death.
1950 - Diner's Club issues its 1st credit cards.
1950 - The first round of the Formula 1 World Championship is held at Silverstone.
1950 - Stevie Wonder, Saginaw, Michigan, American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Love) is born.
1954 - "Pajama Game" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1063 performances.
1955 - Elvis Presley's performance at Jacksonville, FL, becomes the first Presley show at which a riot ensues.
1958 - The trade mark Velcro is registered.
1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis is granted a divorce from his second wife six months after marrying his third wife, Myra.
1959 - Kraft Music Hall with Milton Berle, last airs on NBC-TV.
1961 - Gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60.
1966 - Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black".
1971 - Grace Slick smashes her Mercedes into a concrete wall near San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
1972 - Dan Blocker, American actor (Hoss-Bonanza), dies at 43.
Dan Blocker "Hoss" on set of Bonanza
Dan Blocker at home with his 4 children
1973 - Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in Calif.
1975 - Bob Wills, actor (Lone Prairie), dies at 69.
1978 - The final episode of "Bionic Woman" airs.
1982 - Terri Lea Utley, 20, (Arkansas), crowned 31st Miss USA.
1983 - Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times.
1985 - Selma Diamond, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), dies of cancer at 64.
1989 - Approx 2,000 students begin hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China.
1991 - "Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness" goes on sale.
1991 - Apple releases Macintosh System 7.0.
1991 - South African activist Winnie Mandela convicted of abducting 4 blacks.
1992 - Frank Stallone beats Geraldo Rivera in boxing on Howard Stern Show.
1993 - The final episode of "Knots Landing" airs.
1996 - OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict.
2012 - 49 dismembered bodies are found on a Mexican highway near border as part of the Mexican drug war.
2012 - Torrential rain in Hunan Province, China, destroys a bridge, 3,500 homes and displaces 28,000 people.
Some of the stars of today's really big shoooo....