On This Date, April 13th

On this date in 1598, the Edict of Nantes was set, providing religious tolerance to France’s Huguenots.

Also on this date, in 1742, Handel’s “Messiah” made its world premiere in Dublin, Ireland.

And also on this date, in 1743, President Thomas Jefferson was born in Virginia.

And on this day, in 1861, SC’s Ft. Sumter surrendered.

Also on this day, in 1866, Butch Cassidy was born in Beaver, UT.

And also on this day, in 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win the Best Actor Oscar.

And today, in 1970, the Apollo 13 crew said, “Houston, we’ve got a problem,” after an oxygen tank burst.

Also today, in 1975, civil war broke out in Lebanon.

And also today, in 1997, Tiger Woods became the youngest and the first African-American to win the Masters.

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