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  1. In July of 2015, Mitchelle Blair received a life sentence without possibility for parole after torturing and murdering two of her four children, ages 9 and 13, based on claims from her youngest child that the two had molested him. She then stored their bodies in her home freezer.

  2. 56 men representing 13 colonies signed the Declaration of Independence.

  3. The New York Colony declared its independence on July 9th, 1776.

  4. "Common Sense" was printed on January 10th, 1776 and the Declaration of Independence was ratified, unanimously, on July 4th, 1776.

  5. The first state constitution in New Jersey was adopted on July 2nd, 1776, after the American Revolution had already begun. This constitution gave women and blacks the right to vote if they met specific requirements, which helped avoid a complete collapse of its government.

  6. The Resolution of Independence was passed on July 2nd, 1776.

  7. The New York Colony became a U.S. state on July 26th, 1788.

  8. By the time Georgia joined the Second Continental Congress on July 20th, 1775, Congress had already declared independence.

  9. A final attempt at reconciliation was sent to Great Britain, to the King of England, on July 8th, 1775. It was called the Olive Branch Petition. The petition was rejected.

  10. John Peter Zenger died on July 28th, 1746 in New York. It is believed that he was buried in Lower Manhattan's Trinity Churchyard.

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The Second Continental Congress met at a variety of locations during its existence. It met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from May 10th, 1775 to December 12th, 1776. It met in Baltimore, Maryland from December 20th, 1776 to March 4th, 1777. It met in Philadelphia from March 5th, 1777 to September 18th, 1777. It met in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on one day only on September 27th, 1777. It met in York, Pennsylvania from September 30th, 1777 to June 27th, 1778. It met in Philadelphia from July 2nd, 1778 until March 1st, 1781.

There are two types of cicadas: annual and periodical. Annual cicadas can be seen every year or every second year from July to August. Periodical cicadas can be seen every 13 to 17 years during the May and early June.

The Liberty Bell is tapped 13 times on every July 4th. It cannot be rung for fear of cracking the historic bell. It has not been rung since 1846.

The riots began on Monday July 13, two days after the draft began in Manhattan.

Only 12 of the 13 colonies had delegates at the first meeting of the Second Continental Congress. Georgia sent delegates after deciding on July 8th, 1775, that they needed to join the American Revolution. The delegates arrived on July 20th, 1775.

Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey all became states in December, 1787, and New York became a state in July of 1788.

Several thousand rioters descended on the Colored Orphan Asylum at the corner of 43rd Street and Fifth Avenue late in the afternoon on July 13. The police were able to evacuate the children residents before the rioters looted the building and burned it to the ground.

On July 20th, 1973, Bruce Lee took a nap after production meetings. He never woke up. It was determined that his brain had swollen by 13%, believed to be the result of a painkiller.

On July 13, 1908 the Washington Times reported that 3 contractors unearthed 14 human skeletons at Santa Monica Beach, at least one of which was over 9 feet tall

The Northwest Ordinance was passed on July 13, 1787, banning slavery and involuntary servitude in the new territory

Dr James Lind (4 October 1716 – 13 July 1794) Was a pioneer of naval hygiene, And developed one of the first medical trials to test his theory that citrus fruits could cure scurvy.

Arnold Schoenberg, famous 20th century composer, had triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13), he died on July 13th 1951

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

July 13 is the World's Day of Rock'n Roll, but only in Brazil.

Tennessee law requires the governor to proclaim yearly that July 13 is Nathan Bedford Forrest Day

Genie, a feral child that was subjected to near-total isolation until the age of 13. Although she showed remarkable progression, authorities transferred her into an institution for disabled adults, where she was subjected to extreme abuse. As of July 2016, her whereabouts were uncertain.

Julius Caesar, designer of the calender and eponym of July, was born today on July 13, 100BC

The US rejected the 13 month calendar because it would inconvenience businesses that use a quarter-year system. Though the real clincher may have been switching the Fourth of July to Sol 17.

On July 13, 1995, Appleton, WI recorded a temp of 101F with a dew point of 90F (71% humidity). This lead to the highest heat index ever recorded in the US of 148 degrees F.

Merriam-Webster's word of the day, for today, July 13, is "meme"

a Louis XIV naval shipyard built a 40 canon vessel in 7 hours only, on 13 July 1679

about Ken McElroy, a local town bully who also raped a 13 year old. He was shot to death with at least two different guns on July 10, 1981. Though dozens of people saw the event, all denied seeing anything that would help identify the shooters. To this day the killing is still unresolved.

About Eike Batista who in early 2012 had a net worth of $30.0 billion, making him the seventh wealthiest person in the world and the richest in Brazil.[13][14] By July 2013, his wealth had plummeted to $200 million due to his debts and company's falling stock prices.

Genene Anne Jones (born July 13, 1950) is a former pediatric nurse who killed somewhere between 1 and 46 infants and children in her care. Is set to be released from prison next year due to a loophole in Texas law.

Exactly 30 years ago today, 13 July 1985, 1985, singer Phil Collins used Concorde so he could sing at the US and UK Live Aid charity concerts on the same day.

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