What Happened on April 13

Significant Events

  • 1250 The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX of France is captured.
  • 1598 Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
  • 1742 George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin
  • 1860 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, California
  • 1868 Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor commits suicide
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Did You Know?

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

On April 13, 1970

Famous Weddings

  • 2002 "Law & Order" actor Benjamin Bratt (38) weds actress-model Talisa Soto (35) in San Francisco, California
  • 2009 Actor Michael Biehn (52) weds actress Jennifer Blanc (35)
  • 2017 "New Girl" actress Hannah Simone (36) weds musician Jesse Giddings in a secret ceremony

Famous Divorces

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