April 13, 1904 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • A squadron of the Russian fleet is decoyed out of Port Arthur by Japanese maneuvers, when they realize they are sailing into a trap; their battleship Petropavlovsk hits a mine and sinks, with a loss of 700 men
  • Battle of Oviumbo (in modern Namibia): Herero tribesmen rise up against German colonists
  • US Congress authorizes Lewis & Clark Expo $1 gold coin

Birthdays in History

  • Georges Yves Marie Congar, dominican Theologian cardinal
  • Sir David Robinson, British philanthropist and entrepreneur (d. 1987)

Deaths in History

  • Vasili Vereshtshagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies
  • Vasily Vereshchagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies at 61