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Historical Events In April - 13

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1918  Electrical fire kills 38 mental patients at Oklahoma State Hospital on this day in history.  

1919  On this day in history british forces kill 100s of Indian Nationalists (Amritsar Massacre)  

1919  On this day in history amritsar Massacre-British Army fires on nationalist rioters in India  

1920  On this day in history 1st woman US Civil Service Commissioner, Helen Hamilton appointed  

1921  Foundation of the Spanish Communist Workers' Party on April - 13.  

1923  Army wins the first college three-weapon fencing championships on this day in history.  

1923  On this day in history army wins 1st college three-weapon fencing championships  

1924  Greek plebiscite for a republic on this day in history.  

1925  Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St NYC on April - 13.  

1926  At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout on April - 13.  

1927  On April - 13 stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, in 2 games & 2 ties  

1928  1st trans atlantic flight Europe-US (Fitzmaurice-von Hunefeld-Köhl) on this day in history.  

1928  On April - 13 luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer, dies at 36  

1932  On April - 13 kozakken Boys soccer team forms in Werkendam forms  

1932  On April - 13 johannes T de Visser, 1st Dutch Min of Education, dies at 75 [or 14th]  

1933  First flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale) on this day in history.  

1933  NY Rangers beat Tor Maple Leafs 3 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup on April - 13.  

1933  On April - 13 1st flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)  

1934  4.7 million US families report receiving welfare payments on April - 13.  

1936  P Djurkovic discovers asteroid #1605 Milankovitch on April - 13.  

1936  On April - 13 metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece  

1936  Demertzis, Greek premier, dies on this day in history.  

1938  Clifford Goldsmith' "What a Life," premieres in NYC on April - 13.  

1939  W Saroyan's "My Heart's in the Highlands," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1940  Cornelious Warmerdam became the first man to pole vault 15 ft on this day in history.  

1940  On April - 13 nY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup  

1940  On this day in history 2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed  

1941  On this day in history corporal J H Edmonson, 2/17th Battalion, 2nd AIF, awarded posthumously the first Australian Victoria Cross of World War Two at Tobruk, Libya  

1941  Heavy German assault on Tobruk on April - 13.  

1941  On this day in history annie Jump Cannon, US astronomer (Henry Draper catalogues), dies at 77  

1942  On this day in history rCAF's 417 Fighter Squadron heads for Egypt to join Desert Air Force.  

1942  On April - 13 henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58  

1943  FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial on this day in history.  

1943  Catholic University Nijegen closes on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1506  Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546) was born on this day in history.  

1519  Catherine de' Médici, Queen of Spain/daughter of Henry II was born on April - 13.  

1519  De Medicis, queen consort (Henry II of France) was born on this day in history.  

1545  On this day in history birth of elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain/daughter of Henri II  

1547  On April - 13 birth of elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)  

1570  On this day in history birth of guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)  

1573  Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1625) was born on this day in history.  

1584  Albert VI of Bavaria (d. 1666) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0799  On this day in history paulus Diaconus Warnafridi, Longobardisch writer, dies  

0814  On this day in history death of krum of Bulgaria  

1093  On April - 13 death of prince Vsevolod I of Kiev (b. 1030)  

1279  On this day in history death of boleslaw the Pious, Polish duke  

1517  Death of Tuman Bey, last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, hanged on this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history death of sasaki Kojirō, Japanese samurai  

1635  On this day in history death of fakhr-al-Din II, Druze Prince of Lebanon (b. 1572)  

1641  On this day in history death of richard Montagu, English clergyman (b. 1577)  

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