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 - Shani Davis
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1982: Speed skater Shani Davis is born in Chicago, Illinois. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Davis became the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual sport at the Olympic Winter Games, winning 1,000-meter event. He also won silver in the 1,500-meter event in 2006 and again won gold and silver in the events at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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