Daily Archives: April 13, 2013

McCartney holds news conference ahead of North American leg of tour 20 years ago today (1993)


Video: 'Paul McCartney news conference Las Vegas April 1993 part 1'

(Tuesday, April 13, 1993) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney held a news conference today at Sam Boyd Silver Bowl in Whitney, Nevada, to promote the North America leg of his The New World Tour, which would begin the next day. Continue reading McCartney holds news conference ahead of North American leg of tour 20 years ago today (1993)

Radio Berlin reveals graves of 22,000 killed in Katyn massacre, blames Soviets 70 years ago today (1943)


Video: 'Katyn Massacre - Russia and Poland Investigate' (Apr. 13, 1943 at 6:46)

(Tuesday, April 13, 1943; during World War II) — Radio Berlin announced today the discovery of thousands of graves of massacred Polish officers in Russia’s Katyn Forest. The Nazis blamed the estimated 22,000 killings on the Soviets, who in turn blamed the Nazis. Post-Soviet Russia has acknowledged the massacre was carried out by Josef Stalin’s much feared secret police.

President Thomas Jefferson born in Virginia 270 years ago today (1743)


Video: 'President Thomas Jefferson Biography'

(Wednesday, April 13, 1743)Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), the first Secretary of State (1790-1793), the second Vice President of the United States (1797-1801) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809), was born today at his family home’s in Shadwell, Goochland County, Virginia, now part of Albemarle County.