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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 13, 2013.
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Today is Wednesday, July 26, the 207th day of 2006 with 158 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2006 with 232 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, July 26, the 207th day of 2005 with 158 to follow.
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Today is Friday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2005 with 232 to follow.
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Today is Monday, July 26, the 208th day of 2004 with 158 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, May 13, the 134th day of 2004 with 232 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2003 with 158 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2003 with 232 to follow.
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Mary Wells
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Mary Esther Wells (May 13, 1943 – July 26, 1992) was an American singer who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s. Along with The Miracles, The Temptations, The Supremes, and the Four Tops, Wells was said to have been part of the charge in black music onto radio stations and record shelves of mainstream America, "bridging the color lines in music at the time."

With a string of hit singles composed mainly by Smokey Robinson, including "Two Lovers" (1962), the Grammy-nominated "You Beat Me to the Punch" (1962) and her signature hit, "My Guy" (1964), she became recognized as "The Queen of Motown" until her departure from the company in 1964, at the height of her popularity. She was one of Motown's first singing superstars.

Mary Esther Wells was born near Detroit's Wayne State University on May 13, 1943, to a mother who worked as a domestic and an absentee father. One of three children, she contracted spinal meningitis at the age of two and struggled with partial blindness, deafness in one ear and temporary paralysis. During her early years, Wells lived in a poor residential Detroit district. By age 12, she was helping her mother with house cleaning work. She described the ordeal years later:

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