On This Day in History, April 13

How well do you know about golf? Did you know that on this day in history, Tiger Woods became the youngest ever golfer to win the Masters Tournament?

Find out more historical events of this day, April 13. Read on!

  • 1829-The English Parliament granted Catholics the freedom of religion.
  • 1868-The Abyssinian War ended as British and Indian troops captured Magdala and the Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros II died by suicide.
  • 1916– The first hybrid, seed corn, was purchased for 15-cents a bushel by Samuel Ramsay.
  • 1919– British troops massacred around 400 unarmed civilians in India.
  • 1933-The first flight over Mount Everest was completed by Lord Clydesdale.
  • 1943-President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. to Thomas Jefferson.
  • 1949-Philip S. Hench and associates announced that cortisone was an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • 1959-A Vatican edict prohibited Roman Catholics from voting for Communists.
  • 1960– The world’s first satellite navigation system was launched.
  • 1961-The U.N. General Assembly condemned South Africa due to apartheid.
  • 1964-Sidney Poitier became the first black actor to win the Oscars as Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field.
  • 1970-An oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, leaving the spacecraft crippled.
  • 1976-The U.S. Federal Reserve introduced $2 bicentennial notes.
  • 1984-U.S. President Reagan sent emergency military aid to El Salvador without congressional approval.
  • 1997-Tiger Woods became the youngest ever golfer to win the Masters Tournament.
  • 1998-Nation Bank and Bank of America announced a $62.5 billion merger.
  • 1998-Dolly, the world’s first cloned sheep gave birth to a healthy baby lamb on this day.
  • 2002-Twenty-five Hindus were killed and 30 were injured when grenades were thrown by suspected Islamic guerrillas near Jammu-Kashir.
  • 2007-Google announced that it had acquired the advertising service company DoubleClick for $3.1 billion.
  • 2013-China’s capital city Beijing reported its first case of the H7N9 bird flu that had been spreading throughout the country.

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