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  1. The longest marriage ever recorded was 87 years long. Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher were married on May 13, 1924, and stayed together until Herbert passed away in 2011 at the age of 105. Zelmyra passed away two years later, also at the age of 105.

  2. In California and 13 other states, if injured by a drug dealer, the victim of harm and their employer may sue the drug dealer for the costs of medical rehabilitation and treatment.

  3. One of the adversities that the Napoleonic army faced in Russia was the fact that the buttons of their uniforms may have turned to dust. Tin was the major metal used to make buttons and the bonding structure of tin atoms begins to change when temperatures drop below 13°C

  4. It's estimated that between 5 and 13% of the population hears voices in their heads that may or may not be associated with a mental health problem. Many otherwise healthy people have been reported to hear voices.

  5. Serial killer Mary Ann Cotton murdered 3 of her 4 husbands, 11 of her 13 children, and may have murdered as many as 21 people before she was caught and hanged

  6. The Indonesian island of Flores has legends of humanoid creatures that were dumb, stole, and once kidnapped a child to teach them cooking, before being exterminated. Scientists speculate these may be folk memories of Homo floresiensis, a short hominid who lived on Flores until 13,000 years ago.

  7. The Rhode Island Colony became a state on May 29th, 1790. It was the final state to ratify the United States Constitution. It took so long to sign because leaders in the colony were concerned about the government being too powerful. It signed only once the agreement was made to add a Bill of Rights.

  8. Female lays 3 to 4 eggs between the April and May. Incubation lasts 13 days. Young birds are ready to leave the nest 15 days after hatching.

  9. Fighting at Bloody Angle on May 12 and May 13 continued for 20 hours in a row, likely the longest sustained period of fighting in the war.

  10. The Rhode Island Colony was the first to declare independence from Great Britain formally, on May 4th, 1776.

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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.

The first national flag design with 13 stars was in use from November 28th, 1861 until May 1st, 1862.

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 second accomplishment of the First Continental Congress was to ensure that a Second Continental Congress would take place on May 10th, 1775, which would not only include the colonies, but others by invitation. Those to be invited included Quebec, P.E.I. Nova Scotia, East and West Florida, and the only colony that did not attend the First Continental Congress - Georgia. It is believed that ultimately only invitations were sent to Quebec.

James Brown was married four times. He is known to have at least 9 children but there may actually be 13.

Alligators can make their heart beat as low as 1 beat per minute (making a Python think he is dead and swallow him) the alligator may recover in ~13 minutes and fight from the inside of the Python which can be devastating to the snake

A novel called "The Rotters' Club" has a 13,955 word sentence, and may hold the record for the longest sentence in English literature.

On an island in Indonesia, as recently as 13,000 years ago, an ancient species of stork that stood at more than six feet tall (Leptoptilos Robustus) may have fed on an ancient humanlike species called "hobbits" or "hobbit people" (Homo Floresiensis) who were around three feet tall.

TIL of Ron Necciai, who on May 13, 1952, became the first and only man to strikeout every batter in a baseball game.

Torrean, Coahuila was the site of the Torrean Massacre from May 13-15, 1911. During those days, revolutionaries captured and massacred more than 300 Chinese residents of the town.

On 13 May 1969, a post election celebration in Malaysia resulted in one of the worst racial riots the country had seen. The violence between the ethnic Malays and Chinese on that day eventually resulted in a change in government policy that would favor Malays in housing, education and more

The second national flag design with 13 stars was in use from May 1st, 1863 until March 4th, 1865.

On 13 May 1897 Marconi sent the first ever wireless signal over open sea and so impressed William Preece, the Chief Electrical Engineer of the British Post Office that he introduced Marconi's work to the Royal Institution on 4 June 1897.

Black-bellied whistling ducks nest in the cavities of trees, in the nest boxes or on the ground, using little nesting material. Female lays 9 to 18 eggs (13 on average) from May to June. Eggs hatch after 25 to 30 days. Both parents participate in the incubation of eggs and rearing of chicks.

About Colonel Gail Halvorsen, aka The Berlin Candy Bomber who, moved by the perseverance of the hungry children of Tempelhof, Berlin, decided to airdrop candy rations to help lift their spirits. It blossomed into Operation "Little Vittles," in effect from September 22, 1948, to May 13, 1949.

Elsie E. Mitchell 26, Sherman Shoemaker 11, Jay Gifford 13, Edward Engen 13, Joan Patzke 13, and Dick Patzke 14 are the only known American civilians to be killed by enemy action in the Continental US during WW2. They were killed after touching a Japanese Balloon bomb in Oregon in May 1945.

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.

Transits of Mercury occur in May or November. The last four transits occurred on November 15, 1999; May 7, 2003; November 8, 2006; and May 9, 2016. The next will occur on November 11, 2019, and then on November 13, 2032.

On May 6, 1967, Maureen Wilton, a 13-year-old girl from a suburb of Toronto, Canada, became the first Canadian female to complete a marathon and broke the women’s marathon world record of 3:19 . Then disappeared from the world of running.

In the Zo'é tribe, a 12 year old girl may marry a 40 year old man and a 13 year old boy may marry a 60 year old woman

Recently May 13, 2018, marked the 130th anniversary of the passing of Lei Aurea or “The Golden Law” which abolished slavery in Brazil. In 1888, it was the last Western nation to do so, officially marking an end to slavery in the Western world.

For almost 23 years (May 1, 1795 to April 12, 1818) the U.S. flag had 15 stripes. It was the flag written about in "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the only time the U.S. flag did not have 13 stripes.

On this date - May 13, 1985 - Philadelphia Police dropped a bomb from a helicopter on a home owned by radical black nationalist group MOVE, destroying the house, killing 5 adults and 6 children, and causing a fire that burned down 61 black middle class homes.

Jupiter may not have a solid surface, its a gas giant covered in clouds 30 miles thick, below is a layer of hydrogen and helium 13,000 miles thick, its core is surrounded by a deep sea of liquid metallic hydrogen.

Prehistoric, mesolithic warfare may have taken place 13-14000 years ago in Sudan