April 13 in History
1668April 13, 1668:
King Charles II appoints John Dryden as Poet Laureate. He becomes the first English to occupy that honorary position.
1742April 13, 1742:
Dublin’s New Music Hall hosts the first-ever performance of the oratorio titled "Messiah". It was composed by German-born composer, George Frideric Handel.
1870April 13, 1870: Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, opens.
1896April 13, 1896:
The popular operetta titled "El Capitan" is performed for the first time at Boston’s Tremont Theatre.
1962April 13, 1962:
American baseball legend, Stan Musial sets new record in the National League after recording 1,869th runs.
1964April 13, 1964:
Sidney Poitier becomes the first black-American actor to receive a competitive Academy Award.
1979April 13, 1979:
After over 100 hours, the longest doubles table tennis game comes to an end. The match was between Mark Warren/Bill Weir and Lance/Phil.
1983April 13, 1983:
American boxer, Tony Ayala, is given 35 years jail sentence after he was found guilty of sexual assault. Prior to his conviction, he had won all his 22 fights.
1993April 13, 1993: