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 - Derek Boogaard
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2011: NHL left winger Derek Boogaard, who played six seasons combined for the Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers, dies in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at age 28 from an accidental drug and alcohol overdose while recovering from a concussion. A posthumous examination of his brain found he had suffered from the degenerative brain condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Boogaard, who is seen here in December 2010, was known primarily as a fighter and enforcer throughout his career, making him a fan favorite.


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