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 - Jim Jones
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1931: Jim Jones, the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple, best known for the 1978 cult murder/suicide of 909 of its members in Jonestown, Guyana, is born in Randolph County, Indiana. Jones died of self-inflicted gunshot wound during the 1978 mass suicide.


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