History April 13th

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  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    0837 - Best view of Halley's Comet in 2000 years
    0989 - Battle at Abydos: Byzantine emperor Basilius II beats Bardas Phocas
    1055 - Bishop Gebhard van Eichst„tt named Pope Victor II
    1111 - Pope Paschalis II crowns Roman catholics-German king Hendrik II
    1204 - Crusaders occupy Constantinople
    1241 - Battle at Theiss: Mongols beat Hungarian King B‚la IV
    1346 - Pope Clemens VI declares German emperor Louis of Bavaria, envoy
    1796 - 1st elephant arrives in US from India
    1796 - Battle at Millesimo Italy: Napoleon beats Austrians
    1842 - Lord Rosse successfully casts 72" (183-cm) mirror for a telescope
    1849 - Hungarian Republic proclaimed
    1860 - 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento Calif
    1861 - After 34 hours of bombardment, Ft Sumter surrenders to Confederates
    1869 - Steam power brake patented (George Westinghouse)
    1902 - J C Penney opens his 1st store in Kemmerer, Wyo
    1904 - Congress authorizes Lewis and Clark Expo $1 gold coin
    1912 - Royal Flying Corps forms (later RAF)
    1928 - 1st trans atlantic flight Europe-US (Fitzmaurice-von Hunefeld-K”hl)
    1933 - 1st flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)
    1934 - 4.7 million US families report receiving welfare payments
    1941 - Russian-Japan no-attack treaty goes into effect
    1943 - FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial
    1944 - SC rejects black suffrage
    1945 - US marines conquer Minna Shima off Okinawa
    1954 - Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist
    1957 - Due to lack of funds, Saturday mail delivery in US is temp halted
    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
    1960 - France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara
    1960 - Transit 1B, 1st navigational satellite, placed in Earth orbit
    1964 - New Zealand Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day
    1966 - Pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s
    1970 - Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
    1975 - Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war
    1976 - $2 bill re-introduced as US currency
    1979 - Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours (WHY???, thats 4 days 5 hrs)
    1980 - US boycotts Summer Olympics in Moscow
    1984 - 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth
    1986 - Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue
    1987 - Portugal signs agreement to return Macau to China (in 1999)
    1992 - 5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands
    1992 - American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%
    1992 - Great Chicago Flood - Chicago's underground tunnels flood
    1994 - President guard at Kigali Rwanda, chops 1,200 church members to death
    1994 - Target date for Israeli complete withdrawal, doesn't occur