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1999 U.S.A. Jack Kervorkian 13th April 1999 : Jack Kervorkian was sentenced in Pontiac, Mich., to 10 to 25 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Thomas Youk, 52 who was in the final stages of ALS ( Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis sometimes called Lou Gehrig's Disease ). The assisted suicide in 1998 was videotaped and shown on the November 23rd , 1998 broadcast of "60 Minutes". Kevorkian served eight years of the prison sentence for second-degree murder. He was released on June 1, 2007, on parole due to good behavior Find More From What happened in 1999

1970 U.S.A. Apollo 13 13th April 1970 : An explosion caused by an exploding Oxygen tank on Apollo 13 forced the astronauts to abandon their mission to the moon and head home, they were nearly at the moon when the problem occurred and they were forced to turn back .

2006 U.S.A. Tornado Iowa City 13th April 2006 : During the evening of April 13, 2006, one or more tornadoes strike Iowa City, causing severe property damage. It was the first tornado ever to be recorded to hit Iowa City directly. The Tornadoes that strike Iowa City are considered to be part of the The Easter Week 2006 Tornado Outbreak beginning On April 13, (1) A complex of severe thunderstorms formed in eastern Iowa on April 13th , with unexpected reports of strong tornadoes, causing damage to property. (2) Another supercell developed on April 14 across western Indiana, touching down a few more tornadoes. (3) A further system developed over the Upper Midwest and tracked across the Midwest on April 15 and 16 which leads to a further 40 reported tornadoes. (4) The final system developed on April 18 bringing even more severe weather farther south in the lower Midwest, mainly Missouri with several more tornadoes reported.

1923 Japan Storm 13th April 1923 : One of the worst storms in many years hit the Japanese and Korean coastline and is believed to have claimed over 100 lives, rescue ships from the US have been delayed getting to help due to the severe winds and waves

1931 U.S.A. Chicago Tunnel Fire 13th April 1931 : 10 men killed in Chicago tunnel fire, the cause of the explosion was spontaneous combustion and is the worst underground disaster in Chicago History



1943 U.S.A. Alcatraz Attempted Escape 13th April 1943 : Four convicts attempted to escape from the prison at Alcatraz today. Two were drowned in San Francisco Bay after being shot and the other two were recaptured.

1943 U.S.A. The Jefferson Memorial 13th April 1943 : President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father and the third president of the United States.

1949 Germany Nuremberg Trials 13th April 1949 : The Nuremberg Trials ended with 19 top aids to Adolf Hitler receiving up to 25 years for their part in war crimes against humanity.






1957 U.S.A. Marilyn Monroe 13th April 1957 : Marilyn Monroe has checkup and speculation restarts that she may be pregnant


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1964 U.S.A. Sidney Poitier 13th April 1964 : Sidney Poitier becomes the first black actor to win the coveted "best actor" Oscar for his role in Lilies of the Field.

1965 U.S.A. River Flooding Tuesday 13th April 1965 : The Midwest continued it's problem weather after a large number of tornadoes on Palm Sunday rivers are now at flood conditions along the Mississippi affecting Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and North Dakota with mass evacuations and already a number of deaths caused by the flooding.

1975 Lebanon Beirut Street Battle 13th April 1975 : At least 17 people are left dead and 30 wounded in an ambush by right-wing Lebanese forces on a bus carrying Palestinians in Beirut. This signals the beginning of 15 years of civil war in Lebanon between The Maronite Christian groups and the Muslim militias.




1976 U.S.A. $2.00 bill 13th April 1976 : $2.00 bill issued nationwide with portrait of Thomas Jefferson on the front and John Trumbles Portrait of the declaration on the back . Banks experienced long queues by those collectors who believed the bills would appreciate in value

1983 U.S.A. Harold Washington 13th April 1983 : Harold Washington an African American was elected Mayor of Chicago .

1987 U.S.A. Mikael Gorbachev 13th April 1987 : President Reagan once again invited the Soviet Leader Mikael Gorbachev to talks in Washington but once again The Soviet Leader has declined the invitation.

1989 Palestine Israeli Raids 13th April 1989 : Israeli soldiers carry out a raid on a West Bank village leaving at least six Palestinians dead, this is part of the continuing attempts to quell the Palestinian uprising.

1992 UK Princess Anne Divorce 13th April 1992 : Princess Anne filed for uncontested divorce from Mark Phillips after 2 1/2 years of separation.

1992 UK Neil Kinnock Resigns 13th April 1992 : Following the defeat of the Labour party by the Conservatives in the general election three days earlier Neil Kinnock resigns as Labour leader.

1997 U.S.A. Tiger Woods Wins Masters 13th April 1997 : Tiger Woods at 21 years old became the youngest ever golfer to win the Masters Tournament . Woods finished at 18-under-par 270, which was the lowest score ever shot during the Masters.

2005 U.S.A. Eric Rudolph 13th April 2005 : Eric Rudolph ( also known as the Olympic Park Bomber ), pleads guilty to carrying out the deadly bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in Atlanta Georgia. Rudolph pleaded guilty to numerous federal and state homicide charges and accepted five consecutive life sentences in exchange for avoiding a trial and the death penalty.

United States 2011 United States Baseball Star Bonds Found Guilty of Obstruction of Justice 13th April, 2011 : Former baseball player, Barry Bonds, was found guilty of obstruction of justice after a trial about steroid use. Bonds was accused of lying about steroid use, and the guilty verdict related to his testimony to a grand jury on whether or not any person other than his physician had injected him with a needle. The jury had failed to determine a verdict on three other charges and the trial was declared a mistrial. Bonds had famously broken Hank Aaron's home run record in 2007, but his accomplishment had been overshadowed by steroid use accusations.


North Korea 2012 North Korea North Korea Rocket Launch Fails
13th April, 2012 : North Korea's much anticipated rocket launch to test a long-range missile technology failed shortly after launch. Several countries who were monitoring the event said that the rocket was only in the air for a short time before it broke apart and crashed into the water. North Korean officials stated that the test was aimed at putting a satellite into orbit and that they had scientists analyzing what went wrong.



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2013 China First Bird Flu Case in Beijing

13th April, 2013 : China's capital city Beijing reported its first case of the H7N9 bird flu that had been spreading throughout the country. The case was reported with a seven year old girl who had been infected with the flu. Thus far the UN had recorded a total of twenty-eight cases and a total of nine deaths from this flu in China.