On This Day

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

Historic Event

US Congress authorizes Lewis and Clark Expo $1 gold coin

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis

Birthdays in History

  • Georges Yves Marie Congar, Dominican theologian cardinal, born in Sedan, Ardennes, France (d. 1995)

Deaths in History

  • Vasily Vereshchagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies at 61
1904 in History