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On this day: August 13

POSTED: 10:42 PM PDT Aug 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 12, 2013 

Disney brings an animated deer to movie screens, construction begins on the Berlin Wall, a Hall of Fame slugger dies, and tragedy strikes the Indiana State Fair, all on this day.

OTD August 13 - 433 Eros
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NEAR Project, NLR, JHUAPL, Goddard SVS, NASA

1898: Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found. In 2000, the asteroid would become the first to be orbited by a probe when the NEAR Shoemaker probe took this photo.


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