Wikipedia:Ephemerides/May 13

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May 29, 2022

1888 – The Lei Áurea (pictured right) is passed, abolishing slavery in Brazil. 1917 – Three children claim to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary over a holm oak, in Cova da Iria, near Fátima, Portugal. 1981 – Pope John Paul II is attacked in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. They were born on this day… João VI of Portugal (1767-1826) • Lima Barreto (1881-1922) • Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989). Died on this day... Georges Cuvier (1769-1832) • Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) • Chet Baker (1929-1988).