On this day: May 13

Published: May 12 2013 01:30:59 AM EDT   Updated On: May 13 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

America declares war on Mexico, The Beatles film "Let It Be" premieres, Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt, and Tipper Gore doesn't like what she hears, all on this day.

OTD May 13 - Joyce Brothers
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2013: Psychologist, TV personality and columnist Joyce Brothers, who pioneered the television advice show and was called the mother of media psychology, dies of respiratory failure at age 85 in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

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