On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1904

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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
  • US Congress authorizes Lewis & Clark Expo $1 gold coin

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