This Week in History: April 10-16

ABC News' Jonathan Karl looks back at great moments in history, politics and pop culture.
1:59 | 04/10/16

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Part of an opponent. This week in history two days after its launch in 1970. And oxygen tank explosion. Rocked the moon bound Apollo thirteen. Forcing the crew to abandon their moon landing. Pull off a harrowing dramatic return to our. And yeah. Thank this week in 1959. New leaf bid to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro began an eleven day trip to the United States. Wide ranging visit took him to the Bronx zoo and Capitol Hill. He never met president Eisenhower would golfing instead but he did get to see vice president Richard Nixon. This week in 2013. Frantic manhunt after two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line. The blast killed three and injured more than 260. Four days later police tracked down the two Brothers turned bombers do hemorrhoids are not have was killed during a shoot out. His brother Joseph gar was captured and later sentenced to death. This week in 1970 want ping pong diplomacy in China. Did the spirit of friendship first competition second. US national table tennis team became the first official American delegation to set foot in the Chinese capital in over twenty years. It this week in 1947. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. Coming first African American player in the major leagues exactly fifty years later Robinson's number 42. Was retired from all of baseball to honor his career. Which included playing in six World Series for the Brooklyn Dodgers winning it in 1955. This week in history on Jonathan Karl.

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