April 13, 1949 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Philip S. Hench at Mayo Clinc announces discovery of cortisone to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Birthdays in History

  • Christopher Hitchens, English author and columnist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2011)
  • Jean-Jacques Favier, Kehl Germany, astronaut (STS 78)
  • Philippe Petit, Nemours France, juggler/aerialist

Deaths in History

  • C V France, British actor (The Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail), dies at 80