April 13 1782 - Washington, NC, was incorporated as the first town to be named for George Washington.
April 13 1829 - The English Parliament granted freedom of religion to Catholics.
April 13 1870 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in New York City.
April 13 1960 - The first navigational satellite was launched into Earth’s orbit.
April 13 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.”
April 13 1970 - An oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing.
April 13 1979 - The world’s longest doubles ping-pong match ended after 101 hours.
April 13 1981 - Washington Post reporter Janet Cooke received a Pulitzer Prize for her feature about an 8-year-old heroin addict named “Jimmy.” Cooke relinquished the prize two days later after admitting she had fabricated the story.
April 13 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.
April 13 1998 - Dolly, the world’s first cloned sheep, gave natural birth to a healthy baby lamb.