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 - Dan Blocker
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1972: Actor Dan Blocker, best known for his role as Eric "Hoss" Cartwright in the western TV series "Bonanza," dies at age 43 of a pulmonary embolism following gallbladder surgery in Los Angeles, Calif.

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