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On This Day :: May 13

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1961 – Gary Cooper, who won Oscars for his roles in the films “Sergeant York” and “High Noon”, died aged 60.

1965 – Israel and West Germany agreed to establish diplomatic relations. Several Arab countries broke ties with West Germany.

1968 – Talks between North Vietnamese and American negotiators began in Paris aimed at ending the Vietnam War.

1981 – Pope John Paul II was shot and wounded as he drove through a crowd of 20,000 in St Peter’s Square in Rome. The gunman, Mehmet Ali Agca, was arrested.

1992 – Three astronauts simultaneously walked in space for the first time. They repaired the Intelsat-6 satellite from the U.S. shuttle Endeavour in a walk lasting eight hours 29 minutes.

1999 – Gene Sarazen, one of only four players to win each of golf’s four major professional tournaments, died aged 97.

2002 – U.S. President George W. Bush announced an agreement with Russia on a treaty to sharply cut the two countries’ nuclear arsenals to 1,700-2,200, from about 6,000 to 7,000.

2005 – Pope Benedict announced that he had decided to put his predecessor Pope John Paul II on the fast track to possible sainthood.

2009 – European Commission imposes record 1.06 billion euro ($1.45 billion) fine on chipmaker Intel Corp.

2014 – More than 150 miners killed in explosion at coal mine in Turkey.

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