On this day

In 1976, the U.S. Treasury Department reintroduced the $2 bill as a Federal Reserve Note about the 233rd birthday of Thomas Jefferson as part of the US Bicentennial celebrations. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 13 April?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

In 1976, the U.S. Treasury Department reintroduced the $2 bill as a Federal Reserve Note about the 233rd birthday of Thomas Jefferson as part of the US Bicentennial celebrations. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 13 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 13 APRIL

2017 | The United States on this day, dropped the largest ever non-nuclear weapon on Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

2003 | A bus near the Vale of Tempe, Greece was involved in a major vehicle accident with a truck and multiple cars, 21 students in the tenth grade of Makrochori, Imathia High School died and nine were injured during their return to their homes from a trip to Athens.

1992 | Basements throughout the Chicago Loop were flooded, forcing the Chicago Board of Trade Building and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to be closed.

1976 | The U.S. Treasury Department reintroduced the $2 bill as a Federal Reserve Note about the 233rd birthday of Thomas Jefferson as part of the US Bicentennial celebrations.

1976 | Forty workers died in an explosion at the Lapua ammunition factory, the deadliest accidental disaster in modern history in Finland.

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BIRTHDAY

1981 | Scottish politician, Gemma Doyle.

1936 | Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist, Col Joye.

1854 | Founder of the Haines Normal and Industrial School, Augusta, Georgia, Lucy Craft Laney, died in 1933.

1971 | Dutch singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Valensia.

1972 | Polish ice hockey player and golfer, Mariusz Czerkawski.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1909 | Anglo-Irish lawyer and scholar, Whitley Stokes, 79.

1988 | Canadian actor and director, Jean Gascon, 68.

1978 | Canadian painter and director, Jack Chambers, 47.

1998 | French skydiver and base jumper, Patrick de Gayardon, 38.

2000 | American baseball player and manager, Frenchy Bordagaray, 90.

SPORTS

1936 | In his first match as Luton Town’s center-forward Joe Payne on this day, he scored 10  goals in Division 3 (South) match against Bristol Rovers. Luton Town won 12-0.

ENTERTAINMENT

2018 | In the United States, “Truth or Dare” was released on this day. 

AFRICA FACT

The world’s seventeenth-largest lake is in Chad, a Lake Chad with an area of 1 350 km².