On this day: May 13

POSTED: 10:30 PM PDT May 11, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 12, 2014 

America declares war on Mexico, The Beatles film "Let It Be" premieres, Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt, and Tipper Gore doesn't like what she hears, all on this day.

OTD May 13 - ABA championship
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1976: The ninth and final American Basketball Association championship comes to a close with Julius Erving and the New York Nets beating the Denver Nuggets 112-106 to win the series 4-2. After the season, the Nets and Nuggets would join the NBA along with the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs while the ABA folded.

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