On This Day in History for April 13 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 132 of 132

  • 1976 US Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes
  • 1978 Jackson slugs a 3-run HR in the 1st inning, & the field is showered
  • 1979 Christian Turks occupy St Jansbasiliek
  • 1979 Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours
  • 1979 Yusuf Lule becomes premier of Uganda
  • 1981 Pulitzer prize awarded to Beth Henley for "Crimes of the Heart"
  • 1981 Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)
  • 1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1984 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth
  • 1985 Space Shuttle Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
  • 1985 Ramiz Alia succeeds Enver Hoxha as party leader of Albania

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1986 Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1986 Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
  • 1987 Portugal signs agreement to return Macau to China (in 1999)
  • 1988 Italian government of De Mita forms
  • 1991 BPAA US Open by Pete Weber
  • 1992 Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands
  • 1992 American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%
  • 1992 Crystal Pepsi begins test marketing in Providence, Denver & Dallas
  • 1992 Great Chicago Flood - Chicago's underground tunnels flood

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1993 Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard
  • 1994 Presidential guard at Kigali, Rwanda, chops 1,200 church members to death
  • 1994 Target date for Israeli complete withdrawal, doesn't occur
  • 1994 United Arab Emirates' 1st official ODI, losing to India
  • 1995 Yankees beat the Mets 2-0
  • 1997 Travis Fryman homers off R Hernandez in both games of double header 1st time since 1961 that 2 doubleheaders are played in the same city Giants vs Mets & Oakland A's vs Yankees in NY
  • 2002 Pedro Carmona, interim president of Venezuela, resigns one day after taking office.
  • 2006 Powerful tornadoes rip through Iowa City, Iowa.
  • 2012 North Korean long range rocket testing ends in failure after the rocket broke up after launch
  • 2013 8 people are killed after a bomb explodes on a bus in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2013 20 civilians are killed by the government bombing of Saraqib, Idlib
  • 2015 Migrant ship carrying around 550 sinks off the Libyan coast, about 400 drown.

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 137 of 137

  • 1932 Orlando Letelier, Chilean politician (d. 1976)
  • 1933 Ben Nighthorse Campbell, (Sen-D Colorado)
  • 1935 Kenneth Hayr, air marshal
  • 1937 Lanford Wilson, US playwright (Hot L Baltimore)
  • 1937 Peter M Harris, Official Solicitor (Supreme Court)
  • 1938 John Weston, British diplomat, representative for NATO (1992-95) and UN (1995-98)
  • 1939 Barbara-Rose Collins, (Rep-D-Michigan)

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1939 Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), born in Castledawson, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland (d. 2013)

  • 1939 Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1941 Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist, Nobel laureate
  • 1942 Ataol Behramoglu Turkish poet and writer.
  • 1943 Billy Kidd, American skier
  • 1944 Brian Pendleton, rocker (Pretty Things)
  • 1944 Charles Burnett, director (When it Rains, Glass Shield)
  • 1944 Michael Saunders, barrister
  • 1944 Susan Davis, American politician
  • 1945 Carlos Gimenez, Argentine/Venezuelan founder (Theater festival of Caracas)
  • 1948 Sue Doughty, British politician
  • 1948 Nam Hae-il, Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy
  • 1949 Jean-Jacques Favier, Kehl Germany, astronaut (STS 78)
  • 1949 Philippe Petit, Nemours France, juggler/aerialist
  • 1949 Christopher Hitchens, English author and columnist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman), born in Portsmouth, England
  • 1951 Jack Quinn, (Rep-R-New York)
  • 1952 Ron Dittemore, American space administrator
  • 1952 David Drew, British politician
  • 1953 Stephen Byers, British politician (L), (MG Rover Group controversy), born in Wolverhampton
  • 1954 Barbara Roche, British politician (L), immigration minister
  • 1955 Buganda Agreement between Andrew Cohen, the governor of the Uganda Protectorate, and Mutesa II, Buganda Agreement between Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda Protectorate, and Mutesa II, Kabaka of Buganda
  • 1955 Ole von Beust, Mayor of Hamburg
  • 1957 Amy Goodman, American activist, host of Democracy Now
  • 1960 Rudi Völler, German football coach
  • 1960 Bob Casey, Jr., Democratic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Gary Kasparov, Russian chess player, undisputed world champion (1985-93), born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 1965 Patricio Pouchulu, Argentinean architect
  • 1987 Brandon Hardesty, American internet entertainer
  • 1991 Dylan Francis Penn, daughter of Sean Penn & Robin Wright, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1992 Jet Travolta, daughter of John Travolta & Kelly Preston

Divorces in History


Deaths in History