What Happened on April 13

Significant Events

  • 1250 The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX of France 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
  • 1960 France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

John Dryden (36) appointed first English poet laureate by Charles II

On April 13, 1668

Would You Believe?

New Zealander Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day

On April 13, 1964

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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