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    • April 13, 0837 Best view of Halley's Comet in 2000 years

    • April 13, 0989 "The Byzantine emperor Basil II uses 6,000 Russians to help him defeat Bardas Phocas at Abydos in Anatolia April 13, ending the threat to Constantinople
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    • April 13, 1055 Victor II is consecrated pope.

    • April 13, 1111 Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.

    • April 13, 1180 Frederick Barbarossa issues the Gelnhausen Charter.

    • April 13, 1204 The Fourth Crusade sacks Constantinople.

    • April 13, 1250 "The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX of France is captured."

    • April 13, 1256 The Grand Union of the Augustinian order formed when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.

    • April 13, 1598 Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots

    • April 13, 1598 "Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots."

    • April 13, 1742 "George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland."

    • April 13, 1743 Thomas Jefferson born

    • April 13, 1759 French beat European Aliies in Battle of Bergen

    • April 13, 1796 "First elephant brought to America (from Bengal, India)"

    • April 13, 1808 "William Henry Lane (""Juda"") perfects the tap dance"

    • April 13, 1829 English Parliament grants freedom of religion to Catholics

    • April 13, 1829 The British Parliament grants freedom of religion to Roman Catholics.

    • April 13, 1842 "Lord Rosse successfully casts 72"" (183-cm) mirror for a telescope"

    • April 13, 1847 Naval Forces begin 5 day battle to capture several towns in Mexico

    • April 13, 1849 Hungary becomes a republic.

    • April 13, 1858 "John Quinn's Peninsula Hotel destroyed when storm cuts channel through peninsula, creating Toronto Island."

    • April 13, 1861 "After 34 hours of bombardment, Ft Sumter surrenders to Confederates"

    • April 13, 1861 Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces

    • April 13, 1865 Sherman's march through Georgia begins

    • April 13, 1866 Butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker) born.

    • April 13, 1868 Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala.

    • April 13, 1869 Steam power brake patented (George Westinghouse)

    • April 13, 1873 Colfax Massacre in Grant Parish Louisiana (60 blacks killed)

    • April 13, 1877 "A US newspaper, the Fort Benton Record, coins a slogan for the RCMP ""They always get their man."" Gee I always thought it was a Canadian eh saying"

    • April 13, 1883 Alfred Packer convicted of cannibalism

    • April 13, 1902 "JC Penney opened his first store in Kemmerer, Wyo"

    • April 13, 1904 Congress authorizes Lewis & Clark Expo $1 gold coin

    • April 13, 1918 Electrical fire kills 38 mental patients at Oklahoma State Hospital

    • April 13, 1919 "Amritsar massacre: British troops massacre at least 379 unarmed demonstrators in Amritsar, India."

    • April 13, 1919 British forces kill 100s of Indian Nationalists (Amritsar Massacre)

    • April 13, 1919 The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.

    • April 13, 1921 Foundation of the Spanish Communist Workers' Party.

    • April 13, 1923 Army wins the first college three-weapon fencing championships

    • April 13, 1924 AEK Athens FC is established in Constantinople.

    • April 13, 1933 First flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)

    • April 13, 1933 NY Rangers beat Tor Maple Leafs 3 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup

    • April 13, 1934 4.7 million US families report receiving welfare payments

    • April 13, 1936 P Djurkovic discovers asteroid #1605 Milankovitch

    • April 13, 1939 "In India, the Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British."

    • April 13, 1940 Cornelious Warmerdam became the first man to pole vault 15 ft

    • April 13, 1940 NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup

    • April 13, 1941 "Corporal J H Edmonson, 2/17th Battalion, 2nd AIF, awarded posthumously the first Australian Victoria Cross of World War Two at Tobruk, Libya"

    • April 13, 1941 Pact of neutrality between the USSR and Japan is signed.

    • April 13, 1942 RCAF's 417 Fighter Squadron heads for Egypt to join Desert Air Force.

    • April 13, 1943 FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial

    • April 13, 1943 "James Boarman, Fred Hunter, Harold Brest and Floyd G. Hamilton take part in an Alcatraz escape attempt."

    • April 13, 1943 "The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC, on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth."

    • April 13, 1943 "World War II: The discovery of a mass grave of Polish prisoners-of-war executed by Soviet forces in the Katy Forest Massacre was announced in Germany, driving a wedge between the Western Allies, the Polish government-in-exile in London, and the Soviet Union."

    • April 13, 1944 Mont Canadiens sweep Chicago Black Hawks for the Stanley Cup

    • April 13, 1945 Allies occupy Wien (Vienna)

    • April 13, 1945 German troops massacre more than 1000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen Germany. The atrocity is discovered two days later by American forces.

    • April 13, 1945 President Roosevelt dies.

    • April 13, 1949 "In the Puget Sound area, Washington region a 6.9 earthquake occured between Olympia and Tacoma, along the southern edge of Puget Sound. Property damage in Olympia, Seattle, and Tacoma was estimated at $25 million; eight people were killed"

    • April 13, 1953 CIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind controle program MKULTRA.

    • April 13, 1953 "Ian Fleming publishes the first James Bond novel, Casino Royale."

    • April 13, 1955 "20.33"" (51.64 cm) of rainfall, Axis, Alabama (state record)"

    • April 13, 1957 "Due to lack of funds, Saturday mail delivery in the US is halted"

    • April 13, 1959 USAF launches Discover II into polar orbit

    • April 13, 1959 Vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

    • April 13, 1959 Vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics for voting for communists

    • April 13, 1960 France becomes the 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara

    • April 13, 1960 "Navy's navigation satellite, Transit, placed into orbit from Cape Canaveral, FL and demonstrates ability to launch another satellite"

    • April 13, 1960 "Transit 1B, first navigational satellite, placed in Earth orbit"

    • April 13, 1961 UN General Assembly condemns South Africa for apartheid

    • April 13, 1964 New Zealand Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day

    • April 13, 1964 Sidney Poitier became first black man to win Oscar for best actor

    • April 13, 1965 "Beatles record ""Help"""

    • April 13, 1965 "Lawrence Bradford Jr, 16 of NYC became first black congressional page"

    • April 13, 1966 "Pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s"

    • April 13, 1966 Soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service.

    • April 13, 1967 Number one hit on UK music charts - Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra - Somethin' Stupid

    • April 13, 1969 Closure of the Brisbane tramway network.

    • April 13, 1970 "An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew into deadly peril."

    • April 13, 1970 "Apollo 13 announces ""Houston, we've got a problem!"" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon"

    • April 13, 1972 Baseball players' strike ends after 13 days

    • April 13, 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."

    • April 13, 1974 "Western Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the USA's first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1."

    • April 13, 1975 "An attack by unidentified gunmen on a church in Ain El Remmeneh followed by an attack on a bus that killed 17 Palestinian civilians, Lebanon marks the beginning of a 15 year civil war."

    • April 13, 1975 Jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters golf tournament

    • April 13, 1976 $2 bill re-introduced as US currency

    • April 13, 1976 Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes

    • April 13, 1977 Perth Observatory discovers asteroid #2382 Nonie

    • April 13, 1978 "Paul McGrath actor (The Witness), dies at 73"

    • April 13, 1979 Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours

    • April 13, 1980 Steve Ballesteros becomes youngest winner of the Masters

    • April 13, 1980 Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #2568 Maksutov

    • April 13, 1981 Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)

    • April 13, 1982 Republic of South Africa a 5.0 earthquake killed 1 and and 20 injured in rockslides in a gold mine near Welkom.

    • April 13, 1983 "Dedication of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial on Anzac Parade by the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen The memorial commemorates Australian and other Allied servicemen who fought and died during the siege of Tobruk in 1941"

    • April 13, 1983 Harold Washington is elected as the first African-American mayor in Chicago's history.

    • April 13, 1983 Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault

    • April 13, 1984 "Christopher Wilder FBI's ""most wanted man,"" accidentally kills self"

    • April 13, 1984 India moves into Siachen Glacier thus annexed more territory from the Line of Control.

    • April 13, 1984 "Pete Rose becomees first NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career"

    • April 13, 1984 "Pete Rose becomes the first player in National League history to collect 4,000 hits."

    • April 13, 1985 """TASS"" denounced US.boycott of the Moscow Olympics"

    • April 13, 1985 "Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas"

    • April 13, 1985 Enver Hoxha is succeeded by Ramiz Alia as the leader of Albania.

    • April 13, 1986 Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record

    • April 13, 1986 Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue

    • April 13, 1986 Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second

    • April 13, 1987 Portugal and the People's Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau would be returned to the latter in 1999.

    • April 13, 1992 """Two Trains Running"" opens at Walter Kerr theater on Broadway"

    • April 13, 1992 American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%

    • April 13, 1992 "Crystal Pepsi begins test marketing in Providence, Denver & Dallas"

    • April 13, 1992 Great Chicago Flood - Chicago's underground tunnels flood

    • April 13, 1992 "In the Netherlands and Germany a 5.5 earthquake occurred. One person died of a heart attack at Bonn, Germany. Twenty people injured and some buildings damaged (VIII) at Roermond, Netherlands and 25 people injured and some buildings damaged (VII) at Heinsberg, Germany."

    • April 13, 1992 Neil Kinnock resigns as British Labour leader following the party's defeat by the Conservatives in the general election four days earlier.

    • April 13, 1997 Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win golf's Masters Tournament.

    • April 13, 2001 "At 8:20 p.m. MDT. A magnitude 5.4 earthquake has struck 50 km to the northeast of Dawson Creek, BC and about 100 km north of Grand Prairie, Alberta"

    • April 13, 2003 "21 Students from Makrohori, Imathia Prefecture, Greece are killed when their bus collides with a truck carrying lumber, at the Vale of Tempe."







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