Today in History, 13 April: What Happened on this Day?

What happened today in history (April 13): The Ottoman army occupied Cairo, the United States Congress passed the Johnson Debt Default Act, the Royal Military Academy was formed at Woolwich, and more.

    This day in history: Garry Kasparov's birthday

This day in history: Garry Kasparov’s birthday

Today in History, April 13: Since every day begins with a new beginning, let’s start this day by knowing the historical significance of today. Today is the day Ian Smith became Prime Minister of Rhodesia, Robert Oppenheimer was accused of being a communist, Ian Smith became Prime Minister of Rhodesia and more.

Historical events on this day

  • In 1517, the Ottoman army occupied Cairo.
  • In 1741, the Dutch protested the poor quality of bread.
  • In 1741, the Royal Military Academy was formed at Woolwich.
  • In 1796 the first elephant from India arrived in the United States.
  • In 1934, the United States Congress passed the Johnson Debt Default Act.
  • In 1954, Robert Oppenheimer was accused of being a communist.
  • In 1964, Ian Smith became Prime Minister of Rhodesia.
  • In 1985, Ramiz Alia became leader of the Albanian party.
  • In 1992, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Netherlands.
  • In 2013, 20 civilians were killed in the government bombing of Saraqib.

Sports events today

  • In 1957, the Boston Celtics defeated the St Louis Hawks for the 11th NBA championship.
  • In 2014, Kenyan Wilson Kipsang won the London Marathon.
  • In 2014, Manny Pacquiao defeated Timothy Bradley to win the welterweight boxing title.

Art and culture events today

  • In 1964, Tom Jones and Sidney Poitier won the Oscar for “Tom Jones” at the 36th Academy Awards.
  • In 2015, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” directed by Joss Whedon, premiered in Los Angeles.
  • In 2019, BTS becomes the first K-pop band to perform on the American television show “Saturday Night Live.”

Notable deaths on this day

S.NO

year of death

Personality

1

1941

Annie Jump Cannon was an American astronomer who made important contributions to the field of astronomy that laid the foundations of the subject to date.

2

1993

Wallace Stegner was an American author best known for his novels such as “Angle of Repose,” “Crossing to Safety” and “Mormon Country.”

3

2008

John Archibald Wheeler was a famous theoretical physicist who brought to life the concept of nuclear fission and fusion.

4

2009

Mark Steven Fidrych was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) baseball pitcher who spent his entire career with the ‘Detroit Tigers’.

5

2018

Jan Tomáš “Miloš” Forman was an American director, actor and screenwriter known for his films such as ‘Hair’, ‘Amadeus’ and ‘Man on the Moon’.

Famous birthdays on this day

S.NO

Year of birth

Personality

1

1743

Thomas Jefferson was a political leader and the third president of the United States who served from 1801 to 1809. He was also the co-founder of the “Democratic Republic Party.”

2

1939

Paul Sorvino was an American actor, businessman and writer best known for his portrayal of ‘Paulie Cicero’ in ‘Goodfellas’.

3

1963

Garry Kasparov is a Russian chess player considered one of the best players in history. Kasparov is a former world chess champion.

4

1976

Jonathan Brandis was an American actor who began his career as a child model. He is best known for the role of Bill Denbrough in ‘It’.

5

1991

Dylan Penn is an American actor and model who has been part of modeling campaigns for well-known brands. His first modeling contract was with ‘Gap Inc.’

Conclusion

These were the important events that happened on April 13. We publish these types of articles every day. Keep reading them to stay updated.

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Frequently asked questions

What happened today in history (April 13)?

The Ottoman army occupied Cairo, the United States Congress passed the Johnson Debt Default Act, the Royal Military Academy was formed at Woolwich, and more.

What famous person was born on this day (April 13)?

Thomas Jefferson, Paul Sorvino, Garry Kasparov and many other famous personalities were born today.

What sporting events happened today?

The Boston Celtics defeated the St Louis Hawks for the 11th NBA championship, Kenyan Wilson Kipsang won the London Marathon and more.

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