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 - Alison Hargreaves
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1995: Thirty-two-year-old British mother Alison Hargreaves becomes the first woman to conquer Mount Everest without oxygen or the help of Sherpas.

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