April 13 Events in History - April 13 Birthdays - April 13 Deaths
2015 Iran will receive an S-300 air defense system from Russia; though the move won't violate U.N. sanctions against Iran, other nations currently in negotiation with Iran over nuclear issues have expressed concern
2014 Bubba Watson, American golfer, wins the Masters Tournament for the second year in a row
2014 Flight recorder signals from the missing Malaysia Air jet are no longer detectable; the flight, which disappeared on March 8th, may be located in a zone of over 57,000 square km of water about 2,200 km to the northwest of Perth, Australia
2013 In Beijing, China, a seven-year old girl is confirmed as the first person in the country to catch the Influenza A virus subtype H7N9 bird flu
2013 The People's Republic of China and the U.S. agree to work towards eliminating nuclear weapons in the Korean Peninsula
2012 Indian actor Shahrukh Khan is detained by the U.S. at a New York airport for 90 minutes, angering S. M. Krishna, India's External Affairs Minister
2012 Owner of the New Orleans Saints, Tom Benson, agrees to purchase the New Orleans Hornets from the National Basketball Association for an estimated $338 million
2011 Former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak and sons, Alaa and Gamal, are detained for 15 days of questioning regarding charges of corruption and abuse of power
2011 Shortages caused by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami cause Toyota to close several plants in Europe
2010 President of the People's Republic of China, Hu Jintao, meets with President Barack Obama to discuss Iran's nuclear program during the Nuclear Security Summit
1997 "American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater New York City for 88 performances
1997 48th time opposing pitchers hit home runs, Carlos Perez (Mon)/Darren Holmes
1997 61st Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods at 21 (270 18 under par)
1997 Hartford Whalers last NHL game
1997 NHL Pittsburgh Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game
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 and Oakland A's vs Yankees in NY
1996 En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61
1996 Ottawa Senators eliminate Stanley Cup Champs New Jersey Devils from playoff
1995 Yankees beat the Mets 2-0
1994 President guard at Kigali Rwanda, chops 1,200 church members to death
1994 United Arab Emirates' 1st official ODI, losing to India
1993 "3 Men on a Horse" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 40 performances
1993 14th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1993 Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia," premieres in London
1992 "2 Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City for 160 performances
1992 5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands
1992 American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%
1992 Crystal Pepsi begins test marketing in Providence, Denver and Dallas
1992 Great Chicago Flood - Chicago's underground tunnels flood
1992 Lou Conaseca retires as coach of St. John's basketball team
1992 Nelson Mandela announces he will seek divorce from Winnie
1992 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (New York Yankees 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yankees score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
1991 BPAA U.S. Open by Pete Weber
1990 4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis
1990 Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS
1990 New York Rangers beat New York Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1
1989 "Welcome to the Club" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 12 performances
1988 Italy government of De Mita forms
1987 1st 3 San Diego Padres hit home runs off San Francisco starter Roger Mason
1987 Portugal signs agreement to return Macau to China (in 1999)
1986 50th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 279
1986 Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record
1986 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1986 Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue
1986 Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
1985 "TASS" denounced U.S. boycott of Moscow Olympics
1985 Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
1985 Caps 1-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals- Caps hold 2-1 lead
1985 Katrin Dorre wins 1st female World Cup marathon (2:33:30)
1985 Ramiz Alia succeeds Enver Hoxha as party leader of Albania
1984 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth
1984 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah
1984 Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career
1983 Harold Washington elected 1st black mayor of Chicago
1983 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
1982 Penguins 3-Isles 4 (OT)-Preliminary-Isles win series (3-2)
1981 Pulitzer prize awarded to Beth Henley for "Crimes of the Heart"
1981 Washington Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)
1980 "Grease" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 3,388 performances
1980 "Reggae" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 21 performances
1980 44th Golf Masters Championship: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 275
1980 Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic
1980 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1980 U.S. boycotts Summer Olympics in Moscow
1979 Christian Turks occupy St. Jansbasiliek
1979 Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours
1979 Yusuf Lule becomes premier of Uganda
1978 Jackson slugs a 3-run home run in the 1st inning, and the field is showered
1978 New York Yankees defeat White Sox 4-2 in home opener on Reggie Candy Bar Day
1976 1st NBA playoff game for Cleveland Cavliers, they lose 100-95 to Wash
1976 Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes
1975 39th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 276
1975 Chad military coup by General Odingar
1975 Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war
1975 Penguins 5-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 1-0 lead
1972 1st baseball players' strike ends after 13 days
1970 34th Golf Masters Championship: Billy Casper wins, shooting a 279
1970 Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis freed
1970 Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
1970 Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club's home opener Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation
1969 33rd Golf Masters Championship: George Archer wins, shooting a 281
1966 Pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s
1965 Beatles record "Help"
1965 1st U.S. Senate black page, Lawrence W. Bradford, Jr., 16, appointed by New York Senator Jacob Javits
1964 36th Academy Awards - "Tom Jones," Sidney Poitier and Patricia Neal win
1964 Ian D. Smith becomes premier of Rhodesia
1964 New Zealand Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day
1963 Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit
1963 Pirate's Bob Friend balks 4 times in a game
1962 Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record
1962 U.S. steel industry forced to give up price increases
1961 "Carnival!" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 719 performances
1961 U.N. General Assembly condemns South Africa's apartheid
1960 France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara
1960 Transit 1B, 1st navigational satellite, placed in Earth orbit
1959 USAF launches Discoverer II into polar orbit
1959 Vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1959 Vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics for voting for communists
1958 12th Tony Awards: Sunrise at Campobello and Music Man win
1957 "Shinbone Alley" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 49 performances
1957 11th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St. Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
1957 11th Tony Awards: Long Days Journey into the Night and My Fair Lady win
1957 Due to lack of funds, Saturday mail delivery in U.S. is temp halted
1956 KETA TV channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
1955 20.33" (51.64 cm) of rainfall, Axis, Alabama (state record)
1954 Baltimore Orioles 1st game, loses to Tigers in Detroit 3-0
1954 Milwaukee Braves' Hank Aaron's 1st game
1954 Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist
1953 1st game of Milwaukee Braves, they beat Cincinnati Reds 2-0
1949 3rd NBA Championship: Minnesota Lakers beat Washington Capitols, 4 games to 2
1948 75 scientists ambushed on way to Mount Scopus
1946 Belgian premier Acker proclaims wage and price freeze over
1945 Canadian army liberates Teuge and Assen Netherlands from Nazis
1945 Red Army occupy Wien (Vienna)
1945 U.S. Marines conquer Minna Shima off Okinawa
1944 South Carolina rejects black suffrage
1944 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games
1944 Transport nr 71 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 Catholic University Nijegen closes
1943 Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Jefferson Memorial
1943 Nazi's discover mass grave of Polish officers near Katyn
1941 Heavy German assault on Tobruk
1941 Russian-Japan no-attack treaty goes into effect
1940 2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed
1940 Cornelious Warmerdam became 1st man to pole vault 15 ft
1940 Stanley Cup: New York Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2
1939 W Saroyan's "My Heart's in the Highlands," premieres in New York City
1938 Clifford Goldsmith' "What a Life," premieres in New York City
1936 Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece
1934 4.7 million U.S. families report receiving welfare payments
1934 U.S. Congress passes Johnson Debt Default Act
1933 1st flight over Mount Everest by Lord Clydesdale
1933 Stanley Cup: New York Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
1932 Kozakken Boys soccer team forms in Werkendam forms
1928 1st trans atlantic flight Europe-U.S. (Fitzmaurice-von Hunefeld-Kohl)
1927 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, in 2 games and 2 ties
1926 At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout
1926 Bicyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
1925 Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St. New York City
1924 Greek plebiscite for a republic
1923 Army wins 1st college three-weapon fencing championships
1920 1st woman U.S. Civil Service Commissioner, Helen Hamilton appointed
1919 Amritsar Massacre-British Army fires on nationalist rioters in India
1919 British forces kill 100s of Indian Nationalists (Amritsar Massacre)
1918 Electrical fire kills 38 mental patients at Oklahoma State Hospital
1914 1st Federal League Game: Baltimore Terrapins beat Buffalo 3-2
1912 Royal Flying Corps forms (later RAF)
1911 Polo Grounds grandstand and left field bleachers go up in flames
1908 Groundbreaking on Philadelphia's Shibe Park (home of A's and Phillies)
1906 Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos and Vasco da Gama
1904 Battle at Oviumbo Africa: Herero's chase away German army
1904 Congress authorizes Lewis and Clark Expo $1 gold coin
1902 J C Penney opens his 1st store in Kemmerer, Wyoming
1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Solitary Cyclist"
1883 Alfred Packer convicted of cannibalism
1873 Colfax Massacre in Grant Parish Louisiana (60 blacks killed)
1870 Metropolitan Museum of Art forms in New York City
1869 Steam power brake patented (George Westinghouse)
1865 Battle of Raleigh, North Carolina
1865 Sherman's march through Georgia begins
1863 Battle of Irish Bend, Louisiana (Ft. Bisland)
1863 Hospital for Ruptured and Crippled in New York is 1st orthopedic hospital
1861 After 34 hours of bombardment, Ft. Sumter surrenders to Confederates
1860 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, California
1849 Hungarian Republic proclaimed
1842 Lord Rosse successfully casts 72" (183-cm) mirror for a telescope
1834 HMS Beagle anchors at river mouth of Rio Santa Cruz, Patagonia
1829 English Emancipation Act grants freedom of religion to Catholics
1808 William Henry Lane ("Juda") perfects tap dance
1796 1st elephant arrives in U.S. from India
1796 Battle at Millesimo Italy: Napoleon beats Austrians
1759 French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen
1742 George Frederic Handel's "Messiah" performed for 1st time (Dublin)
1741 Dutch people protest bad quality of bread
1741 Royal Military Academy forms at Woolwich
1668 John Dryden (36) becomes 1st English poet laureate
1640 English Short Parliament forms
1598 Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
1556 Portuguese Marranos who revert back to Judaism burned by order of Pope
1517 Osmaanse army occupies Cairo
1367 Battle at Najera Spain: Castilie and England beat Aragon and France
1346 Pope Clemens VI declares German emperor Louis of Bavaria, envoy
1241 Battle at Theiss: Mongols beat Hungarian King Bela IV
1204 Crusaders occupy Constantinople
1180 Republic day of Gelnhausen
1111 Pope Paschalis II crowns Roman catholics-German king Hendrik II
1055 Bishop Gebhard van Eichstatt named Pope Victor II
989 Battle at Abydos: Byzantine emperor Basilius II beats Bardas Phocas
837 Best view of Halley's Comet in 2000 years