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.