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April 13th, 2006 (April 13 2006)EventPowerful tornadoes rip through Iowa City, Iowa.
April 13th, 2002 (April 13 2002)EventPedro Carmona, interim president of Venezuela, resigns one day after taking office.
April 13th, 1997 (April 13 1997)EventTiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win golf s Masters Tournament.
April 13th, 1992 (April 13 1992)EventThe Great Chicago Flood happened on this day.
April 13th, 1992 (April 13 1992)EventNeil Kinnock resigns as British Labour leader following the party s defeat by the Conservatives in the general election four days earlier.
April 13th, 1987 (April 13 1987)EventPortugal and the People s Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau would be returned to China in 1999.
April 13th, 1985 (April 13 1985)EventEnver Hoxha is succeeded by Ramiz Alia as the leader of Albania.
April 13th, 1984 (April 13 1984)EventIndia moves into Siachen Glacier thus annexes more territory from the Line of Control. The challenger Shuttle lands after retrieving, repairing and redeploying a satellite.
April 13th, 1983 (April 13 1983)EventHarold Washington is elected as the first African-American mayor in Chicago s history.
April 13th, 1979 (April 13 1979)EventTanzania and Zambia recognize Yusufu Lule as President of Uganda.
April 13th, 1975 (April 13 1975)EventBus Massacre in Lebanon : Attack by Phalangist militia gunmen kill 27 Palestinian civilians and marks the start of the 15-year Lebanese civil war.
April 13th, 1974 (April 13 1974)EventWestern Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the U.S. s first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1.
April 13th, 1972 (April 13 1972)EventThe Universal Postal Union decides to recognize the People s Republic of China as the only legitimate Chinese representative, effectively expelling the Republic of China administering Taiwan.
April 13th, 1970 (April 13 1970)EventAn oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon.
April 13th, 1969 (April 13 1969)EventClosure of the Brisbane tramway network.
April 13th, 1958 (April 13 1958)EventVan Cliburn is the first American to win the Chaikovsky Compettion in Moscow.
April 13th, 1953 (April 13 1953)EventCIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program MKULTRA.
April 13th, 1948 (April 13 1948)EventSeventy-seven doctors, nurses and medical students from Hadassah Hospital are ambushed and massacred by Arabs in Sheikh Jarra near Jerusalem.
April 13th, 1945 (April 13 1945)EventGerman troops kill more than 1,000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen Germany.
April 13th, 1944 (April 13 1944)EventThe diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Soviet Union are established.
April 13th, 1943 (April 13 1943)EventWorld War II: The discovery of a mass grave of Polish prisoners of war executed by Soviet forces in the Katyn Forest Massacre is announced, alienating the Western Allies, the Polish government in exile in London, from the Soviet Union.
April 13th, 1943 (April 13 1943)EventJames Boarman, Fred Hunter, Harold Brest and Floyd G. Hamilton take part in an Alcatraz escape attempt.
April 13th, 1943 (April 13 1943)EventThe Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson s birth.Thomas Jefferson Quotes
April 13th, 1941 (April 13 1941)EventPact of neutrality between the USSR and Japan is signed.
April 13th, 1939 (April 13 1939)EventIn India, the Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British.
April 13th, 1921 (April 13 1921)EventFoundation of the Spanish Communist Workers Party.
April 13th, 1919 (April 13 1919)EventThe Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
April 13th, 1919 (April 13 1919)EventJallianwala Bagh massacre: British troops massacre at least 379 unarmed demonstrators in Amritsar, India. At least 1200 wounded.
April 13th, 1902 (April 13 1902)EventJames C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
April 13th, 1873 (April 13 1873)EventThe Colfax Massacre takes place.
April 13th, 1870 (April 13 1870)EventMetropolitan Museum of Art founded.
April 13th, 1868 (April 13 1868)EventAbyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala.
April 13th, 1861 (April 13 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
April 13th, 1849 (April 13 1849)EventHungary becomes a republic.
April 13th, 1829 (April 13 1829)EventThe British Parliament grants freedom of religion to Roman Catholics.
April 13th, 1796 (April 13 1796)EventThe first elephant ever seen in the USA arrives from India.
April 13th, 1742 (April 13 1742)EventGeorge Frideric Handel s oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.George Frideric Handel Quotes
April 13th, 1598 (April 13 1598)EventHenry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots. (Edict repealed in 1685.)
April 13th, 1256 (April 13 1256)EventThe Grand Union of the Augustinian order formed when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.Alexander Pope Quotes
April 13th, 1250 (April 13 1250)EventThe Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX of France is captured. Louis IX of France Quotes
April 13th, 1204 (April 13 1204)EventThe Fourth Crusade sacks Constantinople.
April 13th, 1111 (April 13 1111)EventHenry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.

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