On This Day

May 13, 1878 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Danvers State Lunatic Hospital, which served as the inspiration behind H.P. Lovercraft Arkham Sanitorium which in turn inspired DC Comics' Arkham Asylum, is opened in Danvers, Massachusetts

Deaths in History

  • Joseph Henry, American scientist and pioneer of electromagnetism, dies at 80