On this day: July 13

POSTED: 10:23 AM Jul 09 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 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 - Red Buttons
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2006: Actor and comedian Red Buttons, best known for movie roles in "Sayonara," "Hatari!," "The Longest Day," "The Poseidon Adventure," "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" and "Pete's Dragon," dies of complications from high blood pressure at the age of 87 in Los Angeles, California. Buttons won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for "Sayonara."

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