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5 Fun Facts About October 13 In California History

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1. The Great San Francisco Earthquake: On October 13, 1949, a devastating earthquake struck San Francisco with a magnitude of 7.3. The quake killed 67 people and caused millions of dollars in damage.

2. Native American History: October 13 is also recognized as Indigenous People's Day in California, a day honoring the culture and contributions of Native Americans to the state's history. California has the largest population of Native Americans of any state in the U.S.

3. Hollywood History: On October 13, 1938, the groundbreaking film "Bringing Up Baby" premiered in Hollywood. Starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, the film would become a classic comedy and cement the stars' places in Hollywood history.

4. California Statehood: October 13, 1849, marks the day that California officially became a state of the United States, joining the Union as the 31st state.

5. Sports History: On October 13, 1960, the Los Angeles Lakers made their first regular-season appearance in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Lakers had previously played in the NBA's predecessor league, the National Basketball League (NBL). The Lakers would go on to become one of the most successful franchises in NBA history.
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