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On this day: June 13

Published On: Jun 11 2013 01:43:07 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 13 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

The Beatles score their last No. 1 hit in America, the New York Times begins printing the Pentagon Papers, Pioneer 10 bids adieu to the Solar System, and Michael Jackson is found not guilty, all on this day.

OTD June 13 - William Butler Yeats
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Library of Congress

1865: Writer William Butler Yeats, one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature, is born in Sandymount, County Dublin, Ireland. In 1923, he became the first Irishman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, with the Nobel Committee praising his "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation." Some of Yeats' greatest works include "The Tower" and "The Winding Stair and Other Poems."

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