On this day: August 13

POSTED: 10:42 PM PDT Aug 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 12, 2016 

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 - L'il Abner
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United Feature Syndicate

1934: Al Capp's comic strip "L'il Abner" makes its debut in newspapers. The strip, which featured a fictional clan of hillbillies in the impoverished town of Dogpatch, Kentucky, would run for 43 years.


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