May 13, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History

 
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In 1607: The first permanent English settlement in America was established at Jamestown, Virginia.

In 1846: The United States declared war on Mexico.

In 1981: Pope John Paul II was shot in St. Peter’s Square by a Turkish gunman in front of more than 20,000 people. The pope survived four bullets wounds.

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