13 April 2012

Timeline April 13 & 14

April 13
1598  King Henry IV of France signed the Edict of Nantes, granting rights to the Protestant Huguenots.
1858  A vicious spring storm created Toronto Island.
1970  Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst.
1997  Tiger Woods, 21, became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament and the first person of African heritage to claim a major golf title.

April 14
1750  French troops began construction of Fort Rouille on the site of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto.
1865  US President Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while attending Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day. A Major Henry Rathbone was present in the President's theatre box. [Rathbone is a 4th cousin 4 times removed of your blogger.]
1912  The White Star Line passenger ship the Titanic hits an iceberg on its maiden voyage.
1956  Ampex Corp. demonstrated its first commercial videotape recorder.
2002  Tiger Woods became only the third golfer in history to win back-to-back Masters titles.

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