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October 13, 2013

Today in History for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

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-- — Five years ago

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average gained a shocking 936 points after eight days of losses. American Paul Krugman won the Nobel prize in economics for his work on international trade patterns. Las Vegas gaming executive Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, who inspired the film “Casino,” died in Miami Beach at age 79.

One year ago

Iran’s foreign ministry said it was ready to show flexibility at nuclear talks to ease Western concerns over Tehran’s nuclear program. The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 6-4 in the first game of the American League Championship Series.

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