On this day: July 13

POSTED: 12:23 PM EDT Jul 09, 2012    UPDATED: 02:00 AM EDT Jul 13, 2015 

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 - George Zimmerman
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2013: George Zimmerman is acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with the Feb. 26, 2012, shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator, had visible injuries and claimed he was acting in self-defense when he shot Martin. Allegations of racist motivation for both the shooting and police conduct, the six-week wait to charge Zimmerman, and questions about Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law brought the case to national and international attention.

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