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Written by Barry Kowal   
Apr 18, 2020 at 02:53 PM

Hello people,
 We have twenty (20) birthdays and an event today;five singers,a deceased religious fanatic,a retired basketball player,a comedian,a professional boxer,two politicians,seven models,a rapper and an ice hockey player.Let's start with the event.

Event)From Saturday,May 13,1911 to May 15 a racially motivated massacre that took place in the Mexican city of Torreon,Coahuila.Over 300 Asian Mexicans were killed 
by a local mob and the revolutionary forces of Francisco I. Madero,mostly Cantonese Mexicans and some Japanese Mexicans.A large number of Cantonese homes and shops were looted and destroyed.
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 1) Born on Friday,May 13,1966 in Charleston,South Carolina,U.S.A. is a singer and
songwriter.He first gained fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of a
Grammy Award-winning American rock band that had the album that Billboard Magazine
ranked as the #1 album for the entire year of 1995.This album spent eight (8) weeks at #1 on the US Billboard 200 in 1995.

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 2) Born on Saturday,May 13,1950 in Saginaw,Michigan,USA is a singer,songwriter,
record producer and multi-instrumentalist.
   He has had nine (9) #1s on the US Billboard Hot 100. One of the singles spent ten (10) weeks at #1 in Canada (Ted Kennedy).He also had three #1 albums on the Billboard 200 with one album spending 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200.
    In 2013,Billboard magazine released a list of the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's 55th anniversary,our birthday boy was atnumber six.

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 3) Born on Tuesday,May 13,1941 in Los Angeles (Died:February 3,1959 in Clear Lake,Iowa,U.S.A.) was a singer,songwriter and guitarist.His recording career lasted only eight months.
    During this time,he had several hits,most notably a song,which he had adapted
from a Mexican folk song.He transformed the song into one with a rock rhythm and
beat and it became a hit in 1958.
    On February 3,1959,on what has become known as "the Day the Music Died",he died in a plane crash in Iowa,an accident that also claimed the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson,as well as pilot Roger Peterson.He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

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4) Born on Thursday,May 13,1943 in Detroit (Died:July 26, 1992 in Los Angeles) was
a singer who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s.In
1964 she had a #1 song on the US Billboard Hot 100.The same song was the #7 song
for the entire year of 1964 on Billboard Magazine's end of year chart.

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5) Born on Thursday,May 13,1993 in Sneedville,Tennessee,USA is a singer who had an
album in 2021 that spent 10 weeks at #1 on the US Billboard 200.
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6) Born on Wednesday,May 13,1931 in Crete,Indiana,USA (Died:November 18,1978 in
Jonestown,Guyana) was a religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for
a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown,Guyana.
In 1978,media reports surfaced that human rights abuses were taking place in the
Peoples Temple in Jonestown.United States Congressman Leo Ryan led a delegation
into the commune to investigate what was going on;Ryan and others were murdered by
gunfire while boarding a return flight with defectors.He subsequently committed a
mass murder-suicide of 918 of his followers,304 of whom were children,almost all by
cyanide poisoning via a Flavor Aid.This historical episode gave rise to the
American-English expression "drinking the Kool-Aid."

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 7) Born on Saturday,May 13,1961 in Trenton,New Jersey,USA is a retired professional basketball player,who played for the Detroit Pistons,San Antonio Spurs,Chicago Bulls,Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association.He was nicknamed "The Worm" famous for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities.
   He earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award twice.He also led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA championships.On April 1, 2011, the Pistons retired his No. 10 jersey,and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame later that year.
   He pursued a high-profile affair with singer Madonna and was briefly married to
actress Carmen Electra.He also attracted international attention for his visits to
North Korea and his subsequent befriending of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in 2013.
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 8)Born on Wednesday,May 13,1964 in Washington,D.C. is a comedian,writer,producer,
political commentator,actor and television host.He is best known for hosting the
satirical Comedy Central program "The Colbert Report" from 2005 to 2014.

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 9) Born on Wednesday,May 13,1914 in Chambers County,Alabama,USA (Died:April 12,1981 in Las Vegas,Nevada,U.S.A.) was a professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951.He reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949 and is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.

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10) Born on Monday,May 13,1968 in Waverley,New South Wales,Australia is a politician serving as the 30th and current Prime Minister of Australia having become the leader of the governing Liberal Party in August 2018.

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11) Born on Monday,May 13,1957 in Hong Kong is a politician serving as the 4th and
current Chief Executive of Hong Kong since 2017.She served as the Secretary for
Development from 2007 to 2012 and Chief Secretary for Administration from 2012 to

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12) Also born on Monday,May 13,1957 but in Houston,Texas,USA is a model and actress.She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate for April 1988.She appeared in the music video for Kiss' "Reason to Live".She is married to John Paul DeJoria.
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Eloise Broady

13) Born on Friday,May 13,1988 in Erlangen,Bayern,Germany is a model.She was the
Penthouse Pet for February 2010.

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Heidi Baron

14) Also born on Friday,May 13,1988 but in San Diego,California,USA is a model,
former Miss California USA 2009 and Miss USA 2009 first runner-up.Later,she was
stripped of her Miss California USA crown for alleged breaches of contract.

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Carrie Prejean

15) Born on Wednesday,May 13,1981 in Sarnia,Ontario,Canada is a model.She was the
Penthouse Pet for March 2001.

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Sunny Leone

16) Born on Friday,May 13,1945 in Glendale,California,USA is a model and Playboy
magazine's Playmate of the Month for April 1965.

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Sue Williams

17) Born on Tuesday,May 13,1986 in Nuremberg,Germany is my 2013 Smash Hit (Playmate)
of the Year on my website.She was also Playboy's Playmate of the Month for April 2005
in the German edition of Playboy and later the Playmate of the Year 2005 in Germany.
She went on to be the Playboy Playmate of the Month for April 2007 in the U.S. edition
of the magazine.

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Giuliana Marino
18) Born on Friday,May 13,1938 in Boston,Massachusetts,USA is a model.She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its May 1959 issue.
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Cindy Fuller

19) Born on Friday,May 13,1977 in New York City is a rapper and record executive. He had a #1 album on the US Billboard 200 in 2022.
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20) Born on Sunday,May 13,1989 in Toronto is a professional ice hockey defenceman who is an unrestricted free agent.He most recently played for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL).He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round,43rd overall,of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.In 2013,he won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenceman and tied with Kris Letang as the leading scorer among defencemen.In the summer of 2014,he signed an eight-year,$72 million contract with the Canadiens,running through the 2021???22 season.After the
2015???16 season,he was traded to the Nashville Predators,where he spent three seasons before being traded to New Jersey in 2019.
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