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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 - Fidel Castro
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Library of Congress

1926: Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and politician, is born in Birán, Cuba. He served as prime minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and then president from 1976 to 2008.

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