What Happened on April 13


Historical Events

1944 – New Zealand and the Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations
1969 – Closure of the Brisbane tramway network.
1970 – Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club’s home opener: Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation
1997 – 61st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods wins his first major title, a record 12 strokes ahead of Tom Kite; 4-round total 270 (−18) is tournament record
2004 – Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing his godfather Willie Mays on the MLB all-time list
2020 – NY Governor Andrew Cuomo says “I believe the worst is over if we continue to be smart,” about the COVID-19 pandemic in New York as death toll passes 10,000

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Famous Birthdays

1229 – Louis II, Duke of Bavaria, ruler of upper Baveria, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1294)
1830 – Eduard Lassen, Belgian-Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1904)
1867 – Sammy Woods, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests Australia, 3 England, 1 x 50, 10 wickets; Somerset CCC) and rugby union flanker (13 caps England, 5 as captain), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1931)
1895 – Arthur Fadden, 13th Prime Minister of Australia, born in Ingham, Queensland, Australia (d. 1973)
1915 – Bert Peleman, Flemish writer, born in Puurs, Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1995)
1967 – Dana Barros, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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Famous Deaths

1093 – Vsevolod I, Grand Prince of Kiev, dies at 63
1959 – Rigardus “Rijn” Rijnhout, Giant of Rotterdam (2.375m), dies at 38
1975 – François Tombalbaye, Dictator and 1st President of Chad (1960-75), dies at 56
1983 – Theodore Stephanides, Greek doctor and naturalist, dies at 87
2009 – Bruce Snyder, American college football coach (Utah State, California, Arizona State), dies from melanoma at 69
2013 – Stephen Dodgson, British composer, dies at 89

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