Monday, April 22, 2024 (Week 17)

April 13 in History

What happened on April 13 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 13 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 13 in history.

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1979
The world’s longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours.
1976
The U.S. Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes.
1970
An oxygen tank explodes on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing and jeopardizing the lives of the three-man crew.
1964
Sidney Poitier becomes the first black individual to win an Oscar for best actor.
1961
The U.N. General Assembly condemns South Africa because of apartheid.
1960
The first navigational satellite is launched into Earth’s orbit.
1945
Vienna falls to Soviet troops.
1943
Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Jefferson Memorial.
1941
German troops capture Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
1933
The first flight over Mount Everest is completed by Lord Clydesdale.
1919
British forces kill hundreds of Indian nationalists in the Amritsar Massacre.
1902
J.C. Penny opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
1864
Union forces under Gen. Sherman begin their devastating march through Georgia.
1861
After 34 hours of bombardment, Union-held Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederates.
1775
Lord North extends the New England Restraining Act to South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. The act forbids trade with any country other than Britain and Ireland.
1598
The Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots.