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5/1/2013 12:52:00 PM
World Almanac for May 1, 2013

Today is the 121st day of 2013 and the 43rd day of spring.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1898, the U.S. Navy, led by Commodore George Dewey, defeated the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first battle of the Spanish-American War.

In 1948, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) was established, with Kim Il Sung as president.

In 2011, the United States was notified that U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida and mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, in a nighttime raid in Pakistan.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Martha "Calamity Jane" Burke (1852-1903), frontierswoman; Jack Paar (1918-2004), TV host; Joseph Heller (1923-1999), writer; John Woo (1946- ), filmmaker; Tim McGraw (1967- ), musician; Wes Anderson (1969- ), filmmaker; Wes Welker (1981- ), football player.

TODAY'S FACT: Japan formally annexed Korea in 1910 and held possession of the former "Hermit Kingdom" until after World War II.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1991, Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics stole his 939th base, setting a new major-league record. Later that evening, Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan threw his seventh career no-hitter, breaking his own record.

TODAY'S QUOTE: " Looking back, my life seems like one long obstacle race, with me as the chief obstacle." -- Jack Paar

TODAY'S NUMBER: 4 -- months that the Spanish-American War lasted.

TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (April 25) and last quarter moon (May 2).

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