This Day in History

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2003

In Alaska:

In 1930, Mike Gravel, U.S. Senator from 1969 to 1980, was born.

In 1962, the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center opened.

In the nation:

In 1607, the English colony at Jamestown, Va., was settled.

In 1985, a confrontation between Philadelphia authorities and the radical group MOVE ended as police dropped an explosive onto the group's headquarters; eleven people died.

In the world:

In 1846, the United States declared that a state of war already existed against Mexico.

In 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter's Square.

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