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Today is Tuesday, April 13th, the 103rd day of the year. There are 262

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Autism Awareness Month,

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Humor Month, Keep

America Beautiful Month, International Guitar Month, National Poetry

Month, National Pecan Month, Stress Awareness Month, Sexual Assault

Awareness Month, Organize Your Files Week, Scrabble Day, National Peach

Cobbler Day


Al Green, 75, singer

Peabo Bryson, 70, singer

Wayne Lewis, 64, keyboardist (Atlantic Star)

Dana Barros, 54, basketball player

Ted Washington, 53, basketball player

Charles “Bo” Outlaw, 50, basketball player

Baron Davis, 42, basketball player

Quentin Richardson, 41, basketball player

Tyrone Griffin, 36, rapper

Josh Gordon, 30, football player

Melvin Gordon, 28, football player


Lucy C. Laney, 167, educator (d. 1933)

Nella Larsen, 130, novelist (d. 1964)

Louis Johnson, 66, bassist/vocalist (Brothers Johnson) (d. 2015)



1907 – Harlem Hospital opens in New York, N.Y.

1944 – South Carolina rejects black suffrage.

1946 – Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League

champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham Alabama

1954 – Milwaukee Braves’ Hank Aaron’s 1st game.

1964 – Sidney Portier won Academy Award for Best Actor.

1965 – 1st U.S. Senate Black page, Lawrence W. Bradford Jr., 16, appointed

by N.Y. Sen. Jacob Javits.

1997 – 61st Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods at 21 (270 18

under par).

2004 – Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays

on the all-time list.

2014 – Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO

welterweight boxing title.


As an Aries born on April 13th, your optimism and adventurous qualities are amongst your most defining qualities. You have the unique ability to see the best in most people or situations, which allows you to stay upbeat and positive. Your optimistic world view is paired nicely with your fun-loving sense of adventure. You never shy away from an opportunity to have a new and exciting experience. There is little that you would not try at least once, as you are a true adventurer at heart.