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Pope John Paul II is shot and wounded – Chicago Tribune

Today is Monday, May 13, the 134th day of 2024. There are 232 days left in the year.

Today’s story highlights:

On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter’s Square by the Turkish attacker Mehmet Ali Agca.

In this day:

In 1607, English settlers arrived by ship at the site of what became the settlement of Jamestown in Virginia (the settlers landed the next day).

In 1914, heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis was born in Lafayette, Alabama.

In 1917, three shepherd children reported having a vision of the Virgin Mary near Fátima, Portugal; It was the first of six such apparitions that the children claimed to have witnessed.

In 1940, in his first speech as British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill told Parliament: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

In 1972, 118 people died after a fire broke out at the Sennichi department store in Osaka, Japan.

In 1973, in tennis’ first “Battle of the Sexes,” Bobby Riggs defeated Margaret Court 6-2, 6-1 in Ramona, California. (Billie Jean King soundly defeated Riggs at the Houston Astrodome in September.)

In 1985, a confrontation between Philadelphia authorities and the radical group MOVE ended when police dropped a bomb on the group’s rowhouse, causing a fire that killed 11 people and destroyed 61 homes.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton nominated federal appeals judge Stephen G. Breyer to the United States Supreme Court to replace outgoing Justice Harry A. Blackmun; Breyer won Senate confirmation.

In 2002, President George W. Bush announced that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin would sign a treaty to reduce their countries’ nuclear arsenals by two-thirds.

In 2012, Donald “Duck” Dunn, the bassist who helped create the gritty Memphis soul sound on Stax Records in the 1960s as part of the legendary group Booker T. and the MGs, died in Tokyo while on tour in the 1960s. 70 years.

In 2016, the Obama administration issued a directive requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

In 2018, “Superman” actress Margot Kidder, 69, was found dead by a friend near her home in Montana in what was later ruled a suicide by drug and alcohol overdose.

In 2019, Doris Day, the sunny blonde film star and singer who appeared in comedic roles alongside Rock Hudson and Cary Grant in the 1950s and ’60s, died at her home in California at the age of 97.

In 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers’ coronavirus stay-at-home order, ruling that his administration had exceeded its authority by extending the order for another month.

Today’s birthday: Actor Buck Taylor is 86 years old. Actor Harvey Keitel is 85 years old. Author Charles Baxter is 77 years old. Actor Zoe Wanamaker is 76 years old. Actor Franklyn Ajaye is 75 years old. Singer Stevie Wonder is 74 years old. Former Ohio Governor John Kasich is 72 years old. Actor Leslie Winston is 68 years old. Producer and writer Alan Ball is 67. Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is 63. “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is 60. Rock musician John Richardson is 60. Actor Tom Verica is 60. .Singer Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 58 years old. Actress Susan Floyd is 56. Actor Brian Geraghty is 49. Actress Samantha Morton is 47. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is 47. Former NBA player Mike Bibby is 46. Rock musician Mickey Madden (Maroon 5) is 45 years old. Actor Iwan Rheon is 39. Actress, writer and director Lena Dunham is 38. Actor Robert Pattinson is 38. Actress Candice Accola King is 37. Actor Hunter Parrish is 37. Folk-rock musician Wylie Gelber (Dawes ) is 36. NHL defenseman PK Subban is 36. Actress Debby Ryan is 31.