On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • In Constantinople the primarily Albanian First Army Corps seizes the parliament building and telegraphs offices, forcing the Ottoman statesman Hilmi Pasha to resign

Famous Birthdays

  • Eudora Welty, American novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist and director (KNMI) (d. 1994)
  • Mervyn Hugh Cowie, wildlife conservationist, born in Nairobi (d. 1996)
  • Stanislaw Ulam, Polish mathematician, born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1984)

Famous Deaths

  • Whitley Stokes, British lawyer (b. 1830)