On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1868

Historical Events

Ethiopian Emperor Commits Suicide

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

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? 153 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries