April 1913 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 3 British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail
  • Apr 4 The Greek aviator Emmanuel Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
  • Apr 8 17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified
  • Apr 8 Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
  • Apr 10 During the Montenegrin siege of Scutari, the Montenegrin coastline is blockaded
  • Apr 14 Belgium begins general strike for voting rights
  • Apr 16 The Bulgarians and the Turks agree to an armistice that will be accepted by the other nations involved
  • Apr 21 German passenger ship Imperator runs aground
  • Apr 22 Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania
  • Apr 24 Skyscraper, the Woolworth Building in New York City is opened - world's tallest building at the time
  • Apr 26 Sun Yet San calls for revolt against pres Yuan Shikai in China

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 F H Tate, vice-CEO (Tate & Lyle)
  • Apr 3 Per Borten, Premier of Norway (d. 2005)
  • Apr 4 Jerome Weidman, US writer (Tenderloin)
  • Apr 4 Jules L├ęger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)
  • Apr 5 Alan Cheales, dominican priest
  • Apr 7 Charles Vanik, American politician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 8 H Ernst, bishop (Breda Neth)
  • Apr 10 Stefan Heym, German/US author (Crusaders, Family Benda)
  • Apr 11 Oleg Cassini, fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 12 Keiko Fukuda, martial artist, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Apr 13 Bernard Chacksfield, Air Vice-Marshal
  • Apr 16 Lord Aberconway, CEO (John Brown & Co)
  • Apr 18 Susan Bosence, textile designer
  • Apr 19 Cyril English, British educator
  • Apr 21 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist professor, isolated growth hormones)
  • Apr 21 Kai-Uwe von Hassel, German politician
  • Apr 21 Norman Parkinson, English fashion photographer (Harper's Bazaar), born in London (d. 1990)
  • Apr 25 Earl Bostic, alto sax player (Flamingo, Temptation), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Apr 27 Philip Hauge Abelson, American physicist (d. 2004)
  • Apr 30 Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general (ITA)
  • Apr 30 Edith Fowke, folklorist

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 9 US Admiral Chester Nimitz (28) weds Catherine Freeman (21) in Wollaston, Massachusetts

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 12 Author Upton Sinclair (34) weds writer Mary Craig (31)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 14 Karl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren), dies at 68