On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1873

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Colfax Massacre in Grant Parish, Louisiana (60 blacks killed)

Famous Birthdays

  • John W. Davis, American politician and United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, born in Clarksburg, West Virginia (d. 1955)
  • Theodore F. Morse, American composer, born in Washington D.C. (d. 1924)

Famous Deaths

  • Carlo Coccia, Italian composer, dies at 90