On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1881

Historical Events

Assassination

Alexander II of Russia is assassinated by members of far-left terror group 'People's Will' who throw a bomb at him in the city of St. Petersburg

Famous Birthdays

  • Balthazar Huibrecht Verhagen, Dutch dramatist and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1950)

Famous Deaths

AssassinationAlexander II

Alexander II, Tsar of Russia (1855-81), assassinated by members of far-left terror group 'People's Will' at 62

1881 Highlights

About March 13, 1881

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces