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.