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Chuck's History lesson: April 13

Each event below took place on the same day of the month, April 13. . Each event below took place on the same day of the month, April 13. .

Each event below took place on the same day of the month, April 13.

1743: President Thomas Jefferson is born in Shadwell, Virginia.

1902: James Cash Penney opens his first retail store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.

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

1964: Sidney Poitier wins the Academy Award as Best Actor in film, "To Sir With Love." He is the first African American male to do so.

1965: Beatles win their first Grammy Awards, taking Best New Artist and Best Performance by a Vocal Group for the song, "A Hard Day's Night."

1970: An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, forcing NASA to scrub the lunar landing and focus on the safe return of the astronauts.

1986: Actor Stephen Stucker dies in Hollywood, California at age 38.

1997: Tiger Woods, 21, becomes the youngest winner of the Masters golf tournament, doing so by an amazing 12 strokes.

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