What Happened on April 13, 1909

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 UlamStanislaw Ulam (1909-1984)

Polish-American mathematician and nuclear physicist (Manhattan Project, H-bomb), born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary

Born in 1909

Famous Deaths

  • Whitley Stokes, British lawyer, dies at 79
1909 Highlights

About April 13, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries