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Importance of 13th April in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 13th April special in the world history.

1999
American pathologist Dr Jack Kevorkian was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison for the assisted suicide murder of a terminally ill man
United States
1984
Death of Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musicologist and harpsichordist
United States
1969
The Brisbane tramway network closed
Australia
1959
Death of Eduard van Beinum, Dutch conductor
Netherlands
1919
The Amritsar Massacre, Punjab, India British troops fired into a crowd of 10,000 protestors, killing 379 people and wounding 1,200
India
1909
Birth of Stanislaw Ulam, Polish-born American mathematician, played a major role in the development of the hydrogen bomb
Poland
1909
Birth of Eudora Welty, Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer
United States
1870
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is founded.
United States
1866
Birth of Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy
United States
1852
Birth of F W Woolworth
United States
1829
British parliament gives freedom of religion to Roman Catholics.
Great Britain
1771
Birth of Richard Trevithick, steam engine improver who built the first high pressure system and also the first steam locomotive to run on rails.
Great Britain
1769
Birth of Thomas Lawrence, English artist
Great Britain
1742
First performance of Handel's Messiah, given in Dublin.
Ireland
1598
Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, which gave the Huguenots freedom of religion.
France
1570
Birth of Guy Fawkes whose attempt to blow up the British Houses of Parliament came close to success.
Great Britain
1204
Constantinople falls to the Fourth Crusade, an unfortunate turn of events as they were meant to be liberating Holy sites, not attacking Christian cities.
Turkey
1111
Henry V of Germany was crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
Germany
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