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On this day: July 13

POSTED: 12:23 PM Jul 09 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jul 13 2012

The Mississippi River finds its roots, a Hollywood icon debuts, Old Blue Eyes records for the first time, the MLB All-Star Game goes north, and Ronald Reagan gives up the presidency, briefly, all on this day.

OTD July 13 - Henry Schoolcraft
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1832: Henry Schoolcraft officially establishes the source of the Mississippi River as Lake Itasca in Minnesota.


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