On this day: August 13

POSTED: 10:42 PM PDT Aug 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 12, 2014 

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 - Opha Mae Johnson
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U.S. Marine Corps

1918: Women can enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps for the first time, with Opha Mae Johnson becoming the first of 305 women to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve that day.

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