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 - Queen Wilhelmina
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Library of Congress

1940: Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees her country to England after the Nazi invasion. As the Queen constitutionally was part of the government, the country's cabinet decided after heated discussion to follow suit and sailed from the country later in the day to form a government in exile in London.


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