Events, April 13th

1742 – George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” was first performed publicly, in Dublin, Ireland.

1796 – The first known elephant to arrive in the United States from Bengal, India.

1808 – William “Juda” Henry Lane perfected the tap dance.

1960 – The first navigational satellite was launched into Earth’s orbit.

1964 – Sidney Poitier became the first black to win an Oscar for best actor. It was for his role in the movie “Lilies of the Field”.

1970 – An oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing. (Image: neogaf.com)

1979 – The world’s longest doubles ping-pong match ended after 101 hours.

1980 – The Broadway musical “Grease” closed after 3,883 performances.

1997 – Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament at the age of 21. He also set a record when he finished at 18 under par.

1998 – Dolly, the world’s first cloned sheep, gave natural birth to a healthy baby lamb.

(Source: on-this-day.com)

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