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This Date in History

Apr 13, 2017

9 Congressional Medal of Honor Citations for Actions Taken This Day:  John Weston, Robert Cox, Mons Monssen, Isidor Nordstrom, Charles Schepke, Julien Gaujot, Beauford Anderson, Dexer Kerstetter, and Thomas Norris.

In 2003 - U.s. led forces announced the capture of Watban Ibrahim Hasan, a half-brother of and adviser to Saddam Hussein.

In 1970 - Disaster strikes 200,000 miles from Earth when oxygen tank No. 2 blows up on Apollo 13, the third manned lunar landing mission.

In 1953 - CIA Director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program, Project MKULTRA.

In 1945 - The Nazi concentration camps at Belsen and Buchenwald are liberated by British and American forces reespectively.

In 1943 - President Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial, on the 200th anniversary of President Thomas Jefferson's birth.

In 1860 - The 1st Pony Express reached Sacramento, California.