Today in history – April 13, 2020

1742 – George Frideric Handel’s Messiah makes its world-premier in Dublin, Ireland.

1861 – Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.

1870 – The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art is founded.

1932 – Democrats accused the Hoover administration of wrecking the economy, plunging millions into misery and engulfing the government in debt due to extravagance.

1943 – The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. on the 200th anniversary of President Thomas Jefferson’s birth.

1970 – An oxygen tank aboard the Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in danger while in route to the moon.

1976 – The U.S. Treasury reintroduces the two-dollar bill.

1997 – Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to ever win the Master Tournament.