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This Day in History for April 13 – Apollo 13 Disaster and More


Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1870 – The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly called the Met, is founded (More info)

1943 – The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC, on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth (More info)

1964 – Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American to win a Best Actor Oscar (More info)

1970 – An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon (More info)

1997 – Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to ever win the Masters Tournament (More info)

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