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April 12, 2020 - April 18, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Apollo 13 mission, golf master Tiger Woods, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, U.S. statesman Benjamin Franklin, and the start of the American Revolutionary War

April 12, 1945: Franklin D. Roosevelt, the only U.S. President to serve four terms, died in office as World War II neared its end. He was succeeded by Vice President Harry Truman

April 13, 1970: An oxygen tank exploded on board Apollo 13, crippling the spacecraft as it neared the moon. The mission was abandoned but the crew returned safely to Earth

April 14, 2019: Tiger Woods won the U.S. Masters to record his first major golf title in 11 years. It was his 15th major overall and gave him a fifth green jacket at Augusta

Aprl 15, 2019: A major fire engulfed the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. The spire and roof collapsed but the bell towers and valuable treasures were saved

April 16, 1940: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark was born. She has reigned since 1972, when she became the first woman in nearly 600 years to occupy the Danish throne

April 17, 1790: U.S. statesman Benjamin Franklin died. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence, and also invented bifocals and carried out experiments into electricity

April 18, 1775: Paul Revere rode through the night to warn the colonists of Massachusetts of the arrival of British troops at the start of the American Revolutionary War

PUBLISHED: 03/04/2020; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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