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This Day in History for May 13 – Pope John Paul II Shot and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1940 – Winston Churchill gives his first speech as prime minister, saying, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” (More info)

1958 – During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard Nixon’s car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators (More info)

1958 – Velcro registers its trademark (More info)

1981 – Pope John Paul II was shot and wounded by Mehmet Ali Agca as he drove through a crowd in St. Peter’s Square, Rome (More info)

1994 – Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ (More info)

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