On This Day

April 1913 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 3 British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst
Suffragette
Emmeline Pankhurst
  • Apr 4 Greek aviator Emmanuel Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes
  • Apr 8 Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
  • Apr 8 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified by Congress, providing for election of senators by popular vote
  • Apr 10 During the Montenegrin siege of Scutari, the Montenegrin coastline is blockaded
  • Apr 14 Belgium begins general strike for voting rights
  • Apr 16 Bulgarians and the Turks agree to an armistice that will be accepted by the other nations involved
  • Apr 21 German passenger ship Imperator runs aground
  • Apr 22 Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania
  • Apr 24 Skyscraper, the Woolworth Building in New York City is opened - world's tallest building at the time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Sun Yet San calls for revolt against President Yuan Shikai in China

General and President of the Republic of China Yuan Shikai
General and President of the Republic of China
Yuan Shikai

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 F H Tate, vice-CEO (Tate & Lyle)
  • Apr 3 Per Borten, 18th Prime Minister of Norway (1965-71), born in Flå, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway (d. 2005)
  • Apr 4 Jerome Weidman, American writer (Tenderloin), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • Apr 4 Jules Léger, Canadian diplomat and Governor General of Canada, born in Saint-Anicet, Quebec (d. 1980)
  • Apr 5 Father Alan Cheales, Dominican priest for 33 years, born in Zimbabwe (d. 1996)
  • Apr 7 Charles Vanik, American politician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 8 Hubertus Ernst, Dutch Roman Catholic bishop of Breda, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • Apr 10 Stefan Heym, German-American author (Crusaders, Family Benda), born in Chemnitz, German Empire (d. 2001)
  • Apr 10 Steven Nagy, American bowler (first televised perfect game [300}, 1954; ABC Hall of Fame 1963), born in Shoaf, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • Apr 11 Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (for Jackie Kennedy), born in Paris, France (d. 2006)
  • Apr 12 Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-born American martial artist, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Apr 13 Bernard Chacksfield, British Air Vice-Marshal, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 1999)
  • Apr 16 Charles McLaren, 3rd Baron Aberconway, British industrialist and CEO (John Brown & Co) (d. 2003)
  • Apr 18 Susan Bosence, British textile designer and blockprinter, born in Luton, Bedfordshire (d. 1996)
  • Apr 21 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist professor, isolated growth hormones)
  • Apr 21 Kai-Uwe von Hassel, German politician
  • Apr 21 Norman Parkinson, English fashion photographer (Harper's Bazaar), born in London (d. 1990)
  • Apr 27 Philip Abelson, American physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2004)
  • Apr 30 Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general of British Independent Television Authority (d. 1996)
  • Apr 30 Edith Fowke, Canadian folklorist, born in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 1996)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 9 US Admiral Chester Nimitz (28) weds Catherine Freeman (21) in Wollaston, Massachusetts

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 12 Author Upton Sinclair (34) weds writer Mary Craig (31)


Deaths in History

  • Apr 14 Carl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren und Menschen), dies at 68
  • Apr 15 Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (Oh My Mother Tongue!), dies at 26