What Happened on March 13, 1884

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins by Mahdist forces, lasts 10 months
  • US adopts Standard Time

Famous Birthdays

  • Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit)
  • Hugh S Walpole, NZ, novelist/playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40)
  • Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926)

Famous Deaths

  • Leland Stanford, Jr., son of American railroad magnate, Stanford University named for him (b. 1868)