On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1911

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 conductor (La Fenice) and composer, born in Venice (d. 1983)

Famous Deaths

  • George Washington Glick, American politician, dies at 83
  • John McLane, American politician, dies at 59
1911 Highlights

About April 13, 1911

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries