This Week in History

April 13

Pesach Osina was born.

Kate Rizzo was born.

1970 – Apollo 13 announced, “Houston, we have a problem,” when an oxygen tank burst on the way to the Moon.

1997 – Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament and the first of African descent to win a major golf title.

April 14

Peter Galvin was born.

Linda Humphrey was born.

1828 – Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary.

1865 – Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

April 15

Michael William Coughlin was born.

Phil Goldfeder was born.

Kelly Kalisak was born.

Catherine Murphy was born.

Kathy Marquardt was born.

1912 – Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland after it struck an iceberg.

1947 – Jackie Robinson made his Brooklyn Dodger debut and scored the game-winning run.

April 16

1972 – China sent President Nixon two giant pandas as a gift.

1999 – Hockey great Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement.

April 17 

Robert Zimmer was born.

1969 – Sirhan Sirhan was convicted for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy.

1970 – The Apollo 13 astronauts safely landed after their near-disastrous flight.

April 18

Lisa Redmond was born.

Alison Kase was born.

1775 – Paul Revere warned Massachusetts colonists of the arrival of British troops during the American Revolution.

1906 – The Great San Francisco Earthquake destroyed over 4 sq mi. and killed over 500 people.

April 19

Jay Ferriola was born.

Chris Gallagher was born.

Theresa Hyland was born.

Christina O’Shea McGovern was born.

1897 – The first Boston Marathon was run.

1995 – The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Okla. was destroyed by a car bomb. 168 people, including 19 children were killed.

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