The Daily News | May 13

Gary Cooper (Frank James Cooper), actor, died, 1961
Blackout at Fenway Park, 1991
Cyrus H. McCormick, inventor of the reaper, died, 1884
Printing Press patented, 1821
English colonists landed near the James River in Virginia, 1607
US declared war on Mexico, 1846
The Madonna appeared to the residents of Fatima, Portugal, 1917
Saint Lawrence Seaway Act, 1954
Solomon Rabinowitz, author (pen-name Sholem Aleichem), died, 1916
First US airmail stamp issued, 1918
T. Roosevelt appointed Civil Service commissioner for Harrison, 1889
Society of Cincinnati founded, 1783
Thomas James Wise, English bibliophile and literary forger, died, 1937
“The Iron Curtain” was released, 1948
First major league baseball teams wore numbers (Yankees and Indians), 1929
Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas, 1930
Richard Adler and Jerry Ross’s “The Pajama Game” opened on Broadway, 1954
Mehmet Ali Agca wounded Pope John Paul II, 1981
Philadelphia police bombed the MOVE organization house (7 adults and 4 kids died), 1985
Britain established the Royal Flying Corps, 1912