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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022

On Aug. 13, 2016, Michael Phelps won his 23rd Olympic gold medal to finish his swimming career as the world's most decorated Olympian.

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Michael Phelps celebrates winning gold after the men's 4 x 100m medley relay final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Brazil on August 13, 2016. The medal was Phelps' 23rd gold, making him the most decorated Olympian in history. File Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/86dea94c48231f850ad55e5641a44562/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Michael Phelps celebrates winning gold after the men's 4 x 100m medley relay final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Brazil on August 13, 2016. The medal was Phelps' 23rd gold, making him the most decorated Olympian in history. File Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photo

Today is Saturday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2022 with 140 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. They include sharpshooter Annie Oakley in 1860; actor Bert Lahr in 1895; film director Alfred Hitchcock in 1899; golf Hall of Fame member Ben Hogan in 1912; former Cuban President Fidel Castro in 1926; singer Don Ho in 1930; former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders in 1933 (age 89); Treasury Secretary/former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen in 1946 (age 76); opera singer Kathleen Battle in 1948 (age 74); hockey Hall of Fame member Bobby Clarke in 1949 (age 73); pop singer Dan Fogelberg in 1951; actor/announcer Danny Bonaduce in 1959 (age 63); Tonight Show announcer Steve Higgins in 1963 (age 59); actor Debi Mazar in 1964 (age 58); entrepreneur Kevin Plank in 1972 (age 50); Olympic gold medal speed skater Shani Davis in 1982 (age 40); actor Sebastian Stan in 1982 (age 40); NBA star DeMarcus Cousins in 1990 (age 32).

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On this date in history:

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In 1889, William Gray patented the coin-operated telephone.

In 1918, women were allowed to join the U.S. Marines for the first time. Sgt. Opha May Johnson, a 40-year-old civil servant, was the first to enlist.

In 1930, Capt. Frank Hawkes set an air speed record by flying from Los Angeles to New York in 12 hours, 25 minutes.

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In 1961, East Germany closed the Brandenburg Gate and prepared to start building the Berlin Wall.

In 1980, U.S. President Jimmy Carter was nominated for a second term by the Democratic National Convention in New York. He lost in November to Ronald Reagan.

In 1990, singer/songwriter Curtis Mayfield was left paralyzed when he was hit by a wind-blown lighting rig on an outdoor stage in New York. He died in 1999.

In 1993, the multi-story Royal Plaza Hotel in eastern Thailand collapsed into a heap of rubble, leaving 137 people dead.

In 2008, Bill Gwatney, chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party and a former legislator, was shot to death in his Little Rock office. After a 30-mile chase, a suspect was killed by police in an exchange of gunfire. A motive for Gwatney's killing was never determined.

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In 2013, Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal to resume peace talks.

In 2014, Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was among seven people killed in a plane crash southeast of Sao Paulo.

In 2016, Michael Phelps wins his 23rd Olympic gold medal to finish his swimming career as the world's most decorated Olympian.

In 2019, media companies CBS and Viacom agreed to a merger, combining their entertainment assets in an all-stock merger. The new company was known as ViacomCBS.

In 2020, Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to full normalization of relations.


A thought for the day: "Your name is the most important thing you own. Don't ever do anything to disgrace or cheapen it." -- American golfer Ben Hogan

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