The U.S. declares war on Mexico (1846)Get 'On This Progressive Day' by RSS or via daily email.
The Kfar Etzion massacre is committed by Arab irregulars, the day before the declaration of independence of the state of Israel on May 14 (1948)
During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard Nixon's car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators (1958)
At Arizona State University, President B. Hussein Obama gives his first teleprompted commencement speech as president, but does not receive an honorary degree (2009)
b: Irmgard Möller (1947), Andrea Klump (1957), Dennis Rodman (1961), Stephen Colbert (1964); d: Ekaterina Geladze (1937), Alois Hudal (1963)
On This Progressive Day: May 13