Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3, a North Korean Earth observation satellite, explodes shortly after launch. The United States and other countries had called the impending launch a violation of United Nations Security Council demands.ref name =NK_satellite/ The launch was planned to mark the centenary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the republic.ref name =NK_satellite
Tercentenary celebrations of the creation of the SikhKhalsa are held.
Kosovo War: NATO warplanes repeatedly bombed ethic Albanian refugee convoys for two hours over twelve-mile stretch of road after mistaking it for Serbian military trucks between Đakovica and Dečani in western Kosovo, killing at least 73 refugees.
Monday, April 13, 1992
Roermond, the Netherlands, is rocked by an earthquake along the Peel Fault.
At a meeting in Paris, French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet meets with Soviet Ambassador Jakob Suritz, and suggests that a peace front comprising France, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Poland and Romania would deter Germany from war.
John Steinbeck's novel "The Grapes of Wrath" is first published.
James Cook arrives in Tahiti on the ship HM Bark "Endeavour", preparing to observe the transit of the planet Venus, which takes place on June 3. After the voyage, the data is found to be inaccurate in determining the distance between the Sun and Earth.
Friday, April 13, 1742
George Frideric Handel's oratorio "The Messiah" is first performed in Dublin, Ireland.
Wednesday, April 13, 1735
Emperor Sakuramachi accedes to the throne of Japan.
An abbey was set up at Tihany, Hungary by András (Andrew) I. The foundation charter was drawn up on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. This is the earliest written record extant in the Hungarian language.