On This Day

Historical Events on April 13 (Part 2)

  • 2015 Migrant ship carrying around 550 sinks off the Libyan coast, about 400 drown

Film release premierFilm Premier

2015 "Avengers: Age of Ultron", directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2019 Body of 38-year-old Filipino woman discovered in abandoned mine starts the hunt for Cyprus's first serial killer, at least 5 other bodies later discovered
  • 2019 Australian super-horse Winx ends extraordinary career with a 3rd Queen Elizabeth Stakes win in Sydney; 33 consecutive race wins, a world record 25 Group One victories and $26.4 million prize money

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2019 BTS is the first K-pop band to perform on US TV show "Saturday Night Live"

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star
  • 2019 World's largest plane by wingspan at 117m (385 ft), the Stratolaunch, built as a flying launch pad for satellites, takes its first flight from Mojave, California
  • 2019 Gregg Popovich surpasses Lenny Wilkens to became the all-time winningest coach in NBA history with his 1,413th win as San Antonio Spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 101-96 in Western Conference Playoffs

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2020 Bernie Sanders endorses former rival Joe Biden for president

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
47th Vice President of the United States and President-elect Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States and President-elect
Joe Biden

Music concertMusic Concert

2020 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sings a special Easter concert in the deserted Milan cathedral accompanied by an organist

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

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2020 NY Governor Andrew Cuomo says “I believe the worst is over if we continue to be smart,” about the COVID-19 pandemic in New York as death toll passes 10,000

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo
NY Governor
Andrew Cuomo