On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1904

Historical Events

  • A squadron of the Russian fleet is decoyed out of Port Arthur by Japanese maneuvers, when they realize they are sailing into a trap; their battleship Petropavlovsk hits a mine and sinks, with a loss of 700 men
  • Battle of Oviumbo (in modern Namibia): Herero tribesmen rise up against German colonists

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Congress authorizes Lewis and Clark Expo $1 gold coin

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis

Famous Birthdays

  • Georges Yves Marie Congar, Dominican theologian cardinal, born in Sedan, Ardennes, France (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Vasily Vereshchagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies at 61
1904 Highlights

About April 13, 1904

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries