This Day In History (04. 13. 2018)

  • 1204 Crusaders occupy Constantinople.
  • 1560 Giovanni, son of Italian mathematician Girolamo Cardano is executed for poisoning his wife, despite his father’s efforts to save him.
  • 1668 John Dryden (36) appointed first English poet laureate by Charles II.
  • 1796 Battle of Millesimo, Italy: Napoleon’s forces defeat allied armies of Austria and of the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont.
  • 1896 John Philip Sousa’s “El Capitan” premieres at the Tremont Theatre in Boston.
  • 1902 J C Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
  • 1918 Electrical fire kills 38 mental patients at Oklahoma State Hospital.
  • 1925 Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St NYC.
  • 1943 FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial.
  • 1954 Milwaukee Braves’ Hank Aaron’s 1st game.
  • 1957 “12 Angry Men”, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb, is released.
  • 1962 Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record.
  • 1970 Apollo 13 announces “Houston, we’ve got a problem!” as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon.
  • 1970 5th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Tammy Wynette win.
  • 1978 NY Yanks defeat White Sox 4-2 in home opener on Reggie Candy Bar Day.
  • 1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1.
  • 1993 Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” premieres in London.
  • 2008 72nd Masters Golf Tournament: Trevor Immelman wins, shooting a 280.
  • 2014 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon.

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