On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1913

Historical Events

  • 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified by Congress, providing for election of senators by popular vote
  • Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)

Famous Birthdays

  • Hubertus Ernst, Dutch Roman Catholic bishop of Breda, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 2017)
1913 Highlights

About April 8, 1913

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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