On this day: May 13

POSTED: 10:30 PM PDT May 11, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 12, 2016 

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 - Stephen Colbert
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1964: Political satirist, comedian, actor and TV host Stephen Colbert, best known as the host of the satirical news show "The Colbert Report" and the late night talk show "Late Show," is born in Washington, D.C. Colbert also appeared in the TV shows "Dana Carvey Show," "Strangers with Candy" and "The Daily Show," the last of which "The Colbert Report" was spun off from.


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