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Other Notable Events for July 13

On this date in history:

In 1863, opposition to the Federal Conscription Act led to riots in New York City. More than 1,000 people were killed.

In 1898, Guglielmo Marconi was awarded a patent for wireless telegraphy, the ...

Notable Birthdays for July 13

Those born on this date include:

- U.S. businessman John Jacob Astor IV in 1864
- Rev. Edward Flanagan, founder of Boys Town, in 1886
- Dave Garroway, a host of TV's Today Show, in 1913
- former HUD Secretary, ...

Astronomy

Today is Sunday, July 13, the 194th day of 2014 with 171 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.