On This Day in History: April 13th
:D yay, so my brillant idea is to randomly post topics called on this day in history, and as the title says i am going to tell you about things that happened on this day in history. I know that you all want to know what happened on this fine day of April 13th, so lets get to it.
1782 - Washington, North Carolina was incorporated as the first town named for George Washington.
1796 - The first known elephant to come to the United States arrived from Bengal, India. It entered the United States through New York City.
1902 - JC Penney opened his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
1908 - A ban on dancing, card playing, and theater-attending was lifted by the New England Methodist Episcopal Conference.
1935 - London to Australia airline service was introduced by Imperial Airways and Qantas.
1943 - Today, the anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth, the Jefferson Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1954 - Hank Aaron played with the Milwaukee Braves in first ever major-league baseball game. Hammerin’ Hank and his team went 0-for-5 against Cincinnati. His first major-league homerun came 10 days later.
1957 - Elvis Presley's All Shook Up rocketed to the Number 1 spot on Billboard's record charts on this date, remaining in the top spot for 8 weeks.
1964 - Sidney Poitier became the first male black to win a Best Actor Oscar for his engaging performance in Lilies of the Field on this date.
1966 - Abdul Salam Arif, president of Iraq, was killed in a helicopter crash.
1972 - The first strike in major league baseball history came to an end, after the players walked off the field 13 days earlier.
1980 - After 8 years, and 3,388 performances, Broadway’s longest-running musical, "Grease," closed, earning $8 million.
:D thats it for me, but im sure that there is so much more that happened on April 13th, and if you know of anything else please leave a comment