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What Happened on April 13th This Day in History

Year Name
2017 The US drops the largest ever non-nuclear weapon on Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
1997 Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.
1996 Two women and four children are killed after Israeli helicopter fired rockets at an ambulance in Mansouri, Lebanon.
1976 The United States Treasury Department reintroduces the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson's 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.
1976 Forty workers die in an explosion at the Lapua ammunition factory, the deadliest accidental disaster in modern history in Finland.
1975 An attack by the Phalangist resistance kills 26 militia members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, marking the start of the 15-year Lebanese Civil War.
1972 The Universal Postal Union decides to recognize the People's Republic of China as the only legitimate Chinese representative, effectively expelling the Republic of China administering Taiwan.
1972 Vietnam War: The Battle of An Lộc begins.
1970 An oxygen tank aboard the Apollo 13 Service Module explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the Apollo command and service module (codenamed "Odyssey") while en route to the Moon.
1964 At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.
1960 The United States launches Transit 1-B, the world's first satellite navigation system.
1958 American pianist Van Cliburn is awarded first prize at the inaugural International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
1953 CIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program Project MKUltra.
1948 In an ambush, 78 Jewish doctors, nurses and medical students from Hadassah Hospital, and a British soldier, are massacred by Arabs in Sheikh Jarrah. This event came to be known as the Hadassah medical convoy massacre.
1945 World War II: German troops kill more than 1,000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen, Germany.
1945 World War II: Soviet and Bulgarian forces capture Vienna.
1944 Relations between New Zealand and the Soviet Union are established.
1943 World War II: The discovery of mass graves of Polish prisoners of war killed by Soviet forces in the Katyń Forest Massacre is announced, causing a diplomatic rift between the Polish government-in-exile in London and the Soviet Union, which denies responsibility.
1943 The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of President Thomas Jefferson's birth.
1941 A pact of neutrality between the USSR and Japan is signed.
1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre: British Indian Army troops led by Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer kill approx 379-1000 unarmed demonstrators including men and women in Amritsar, India; and approximately 1,500 injured.
1909 The 31 March Incident leads to the overthrow of Sultan Abdul Hamid II.
1873 The Colfax massacre: More than 60 to 150 black men are murdered in Colfax, Louisiana, while surrendering to a mob of former Confederate soldiers and members of the Ku Klux Klan.
1870 The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art is founded.
1865 American Civil War: Raleigh, North Carolina is occupied by Union forces.
1861 American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
1849 Lajos Kossuth presents the Hungarian Declaration of Independence in a closed session of the National Assembly.
1829 The Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829 gives Roman Catholics in the United Kingdom the right to vote and to sit in Parliament.
1777 American Revolutionary War: American forces are ambushed and defeated in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey.
1742 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah makes its world premiere in Dublin, Ireland.
1699 The Sikh religion is formalised as the Khalsa
1613 Samuel Argall, having captured Pocahontas in Passapatanzy, Virginia, sets off with her to Jamestown with the intention of exchanging her for English prisoners held by her father.
1612 In one of the epic samurai duels in Japanese history, Miyamoto Musashi defeats Sasaki Kojirō at Funajima island.
1204 Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire.
1111 Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
Famous People Born on April 13

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Year Name
1971 Franck Esposito, French swimmer
1964 Davis Love III, American golfer and sportscaster
1936 Pierre Rosenberg, French historian and academic
1729 Thomas Percy, Irish bishop and poet (d. 1811)
1902 Marguerite Henry, American author (d. 1997)
1940 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
1889 Herbert Yardley, American cryptologist and author (d. 1958)
1899 Alfred Mosher Butts, American architect and game designer, created Scrabble (d. 1993)
1948 Mikhail Shufutinsky, Soviet and Russian singer, actor, TV presenter
1963 Garry Kasparov, Russian chess player and author
Famous People Deaths On April 13

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Date Name
1592 Bartolomeo Ammannati, Italian architect and sculptor (b. 1511)
862 Donald I, king of the Picts (b. 812)
1984 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American harpsichordist and musicologist (b. 1911)
1917 Diamond Jim Brady, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1856)
1992 Maurice Sauvé, Canadian economist and politician (b. 1923)
1275 Eleanor of England (b. 1215)
1855 Henry De la Beche, English geologist and palaeontologist (b. 1796)
1966 Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi colonel and politician, 2nd President of Iraq (b. 1921)
1605 Boris Godunov, Tsar of Russia (b. 1551)
1980 Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1956)