On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1911

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Polo Grounds grandstand & left field bleachers go up in flames in Manhattan, New York City
  • The US House of Representatives votes to institute direct elections of senators to Congress, a step towards direct democracy

Famous Birthdays

  • Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist, born in Nouvelle, Quebec, Canada (d. 1994)
  • Nino Sanzogno, Italian composer, born in Venice (d. 1983)

Famous Deaths

  • George Washington Glick, American politician (b. 1827)
  • John McLane, American politician (b. 1852)