(Monday, April 13, 1959) — “Come Softly to Me” by The Fleetwoods peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four consecutive weeks (Apr. 13/20/27, May 4, 1959). Continue reading ‘Come Softly to Me’ by The Fleetwoods peaks at #1 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 13 1959)
Video: '13th April 1919: British troops commit the Amritsar Massacre'
(Sunday, April 13, 1919, 5:37 p.m. India Standard Time; during the Jallianwala Bagh massacre) — British Indian Army soldiers under Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, the military commander of Amritsar, opened fire at an unarmed gathering of men, women and children today in the Jallianwala Bagh (garden) near the Golden Temple in northwestern British India. Continue reading British Indian Army soldiers open fire on thousands of civilians in Amritsar 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 13 1919)