On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1868

Historical Events


Battle of InterestEthiopian Emperor Commits Suicide

Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros II commits suicide

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British soldiers discover the body of Emperor Tewodros II after he committed suicide following the Battle of Magdala
British soldiers discover the body of Emperor Tewodros II after he committed suicide following the Battle of Magdala
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Famous Birthdays

  • John Blackwood McEwen, Scottish classical composer, born in Hawick, Scotland (d. 1948)

Famous Deaths

  • Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, commits suicide at 50
1868 Highlights

About April 13, 1868

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 152 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries