Historical Events for 13th April 2024

1055 – Bishop Gebhard van Eichstattt named Pope Victor II
1560 – Giovanni, son of Italian mathematician Girolamo Cardano is executed for poisoning his wife, despite his father’s efforts to save him
1908 – Groundbreaking for Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, home of MLB Athletics (AL), 1909-54, MLB Phillies (NL), 1938-70, and NFL Eagles, 1940-57
1921 – Foundation of the Spanish Communist Workers’ Party.
1934 – 4.7 million US families report receiving welfare payments
1976 – 1st NBA playoff game for Cleveland Cavliers, they lose 100-95 to Washington
1992 – Great Chicago Flood – Chicago’s underground tunnels flood
1992 – Lou Carnesecca retires as coach of St John’s basketball team
1996 – Ottawa Senators eliminate Stanley Cup Champs NJ Devils from playoff
1997 – 61st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods wins his first major title, a record 12 strokes ahead of Tom Kite; 4-round total 270 (−18) is tournament record

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