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  1. An Asteroid called Apophis will flyby Earth on April 13, 2029 at approximately 19,000 miles above the surface and will be visible to the naked eye

  2. On April 30th, 1789 George Washington was inaugurated as the President of the United States in New York City. New York City was the new country's first capital city.

  3. On April 20th, 1777 the New York Colony adopted its constitution.

  4. Many black Union soldiers were killed instead of being taken captive by Confederate forces, such as at Fort Pillow on April 13, 1862.

  5. FDR prepared a speech for Jefferson Day on April 13, 1945 - the day after he died. His final words were to be: "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith."

  6. By the time the Second Continental Congress convened the Battles of Lexington and Concord had already occurred in April, marking the beginning of the American Revolutionary War.

  7. Anton Schmid, a Wehrmacht soldier during WW2 who saved an estimated 300 Jews by hiding them in his apartment and writing work permits for them. He was executed on 13 April, 1942 by the Nazis.

  8. The asteroid Apophis, which is set to pass between a communications satellite and earth (and be visible to the naked eye) on April 13, 2029.

  9. Female lays 3 to 4 eggs between the April and May. Incubation lasts 13 days. Young birds are ready to leave the nest 15 days after hatching.

  10. Following the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19th, 1775, Thomas Paine wrote a 50 page pamphlet titled "Common Sense", in which he suggested that America should revolt against Britain and demand its complete independence. It was printed on January 10th, 1776.

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It is currently April 13 in the year 107 in North Korea, because the country goes by the DPRK calendar, or Juche calendar system.

The New York Sun published a story on April 13, 1844 about a man crossing the Atlantic in 3 days - which turned out to be a hoax by Edgar Allan Poe

The Maryland Colony became a state on April 28th, 1788 when it ratified the United States Constitution.

On "Black Monday," April 13, 1360, a hail storm killed 1,000 English soldiers and 6,000 horses. Edward III, fearing it a sign from God, paused the Hundred Years' War.

In April 1974, a "Super Outbreak" of tornadoes swept across 13 US States and Ontario in 24 hours, killing 315 people

The song "Where Is My Mind?" by Pixies was used by NASA to wake up the team working on the Mars Rover, Spirit, in honor of its software transplant, on April 13, 2004.

Thailand has an annual water festival between April 13 and April 15. This festival features non stop water fights.

When Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXXIII were made saints on April 13, 2014, it was the first time that two former popes had been canonized in the same ceremony.

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