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This Day In History: Jan. 13

Today is the 13th day of 2008 and the 23rd day of winter.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1864, American songwriter Stephen Foster died in New York's Bellevue Hospital at age 37. In 1910, inventor Lee de Forest made a live radio broadcast from New York's Metropolitan Opera. In 1942, the Allies announced that they would prosecute war criminals after the end of World War II. In 1990, Virginian L. Douglas Wilder became the first elected African American governor.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Horatio Alger (1832-1899), author; Sophie Tucker (1884-1966), singer; Gwen Verdon (1926-2000), dancer and actress; Charles Nelson Reilly (1921-2007), actor; Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1961- ), actress, is 47; Orlando Bloom (1977- ), actor, is 31.

TODAY'S SPORTS In 2005, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig sold the Milwaukee Brewers to Mark Attanasio for $223 million.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "You can only milk a cow so long; then you're left holding the pail." - Hank Aaron.

TODAY'S FACT: In 1959, Lee De Forest won an honorary Oscar for his 1920 invention that made "talkies," films with audio, possible.

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