Lost and Found – April 13th Edition

What to remember about April 13th…

  • 1360  During the Hundred Years War, as many as 1000 English soldiers are killed by hail and lightning in Chartres, France
  • 1743  Future 3rd President of the United States and author of Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson is born in Virginia(d. 1826)
  • 1861  Union forces at Fort Sumter, South Carolina surrender
  • 1870  Metropolitan Museum of Art is incorporated in New York City
  • 1943  Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. is dedicated
  • 1948  Medical relief convoy is ambushed en route to hospital in Jerusalem; 79 doctors, medical personnel and bodyguards massacred
  • 1964  Sidney Poitier becomes 1st African-American to win Best Actor Academy Award for performance in Lilies of the Field 
  • 1970  “Houston, we’ve had a problem here”; oxygen tank explodes aboard Apollo 13; 3rd manned Lunar mission becomes fight for survival
  • 1976  U.S. Treasury introduces 2-dollar bill featuring Thomas Jefferson as part of America’s bicentennial celebration
  • 1997  21-year-old Eldrick “Tiger” Woods wins the prestigious Masters Tournament by a record 12 strokes in Augusta, Georgia
  • 2012  North Korean attempted launch of long-range missile ends in failure as rockets breaks up shortly after take-off


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