Today in History April 13: What Happened on This Date?

  • 1250 The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX of France captured
  • 1598 Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
Today in History April 13: What Happened on This Date?
  • 1860 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, California
  • 1868 Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros II commits suicide
  • 1960 France becomes the 4th nuclear nation by exploding an atomic bomb in the Sahara