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Notable Historical Events for April 13th

1954Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist

1954Milwaukee Braves' Hank Aaron's 1st game

1943FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial

1926At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout

2004Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays on the all-time list

1869Steam power brake patented (George Westinghouse)

1896John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan" premieres at the Tremont Theatre in Boston,

199761st Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods at 21 (270 18 under par)

1796Battle at Millesimo Italy: Napoleon beats Austrians

1986Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue

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Notable Birthdays on April 13th

1866Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American desperado (Wild Bunch Passage)

1906Samuel Beckett, French playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969)

1570Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)

1743Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, (D-R) 3rd President of the United States (1801-09) (d. 1826)

1939Seamus Heaney, poet, (d. 2013)

1976Jonathan Brandis, Danbury Ct, actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV)

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Notable Deaths on April 13th

1941Annie Jump Cannon, US astronomer (Henry Draper catalogues), dies at 77

2006Muriel Spark, Scottish author, dies at 88

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