Historical Events for 13th April 2021

1923 – US Army wins 1st college three-weapon fencing championships
1940 – Second battle of Narvik; 3 German destroyers and one U-boat sunk by the Royal Navy, 5 more German destroyers scuttled.
1942 – 9th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Byron Nelson wins an 18-hole playoff by 1 stroke over runner-up Ben Hogan
1945 – US Marines conquer Minna Shima off Okinawa
1946 – Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham, Alabama
1960 – France becomes the 4th nuclear nation by exploding an atomic bomb in the Sahara
1962 – US steel industry forced to give up price increases
1981 – Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)
1987 – 1st 3 San Diego Padres hit HRs off SF starter Roger Mason
2019 – BTS is the first K-pop band to perform on US TV show “Saturday Night Live”

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