On This Day 13 February

Important Days

World Radio Day

Important Events

2010 – A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.

2011 – For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, are able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1835 – Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious leader (d. 1908)

1879 – Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet and activist (d. 1949)

1911 – Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Indian-Pakistani poet and journalist (d. 1984)

Death/ Death Anniversary

2014 – Balu Mahendra, Sri Lankan-Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)

2016 – O. N. V. Kurup, Indian poet and academic (b. 1931)