April 13


The Edict of Nantes gave religious tolerance to the Huguenots in France.


Handel’s Messiah was first publicly performed in Dublin, Ireland.


Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win the Academy Award for best actor.


Apollo 13 announced "Houston, we've got a problem," when an oxygen tank burst on the way to the Moon.


Civil War began in Lebanon when gunmen killed 4 Christian Phalangists who retaliated by killing 27 Palestinians.


Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament and the first of African descent to win a major golf title.


Barry Bonds hit his 661st homer, passing Willie Mays to take third place on the lifetime list.


Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3, a North Korean Earth observation satellite, exploded shortly after its launch. The U.S. and other countries called the launch a violation of United Nations Security Council rules.

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