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It happened on a… August 13

2016

American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at the Rio Olympics as part of the winning 4×100 medley relay, his record 23rd gold medal.

2004

28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece.

1997

South Park’s first episode is aired.

1993

Valery Fabrikant sentenced to life in prison for his murder Aug. 24, 1992 of four Concordia University professors.

1961

Berlin was divided by a barbed wire fence to halt the flight of refugees. Two days later work on the Berlin Wall began.

1956

Elvis Presley releases music single “Don’t Be Cruel”.

1942

Walt Disney’s “Bambi” opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY.

1907

The first taxicab started on the streets of New York City.

1792

King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.

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