January 13

This Day in History

1941

James Joyce dies

Ireland's greatest author, James Joyce, dies on January 13, 1941. A commemorative museum was established for him in Dublin, where his first work, Dubliners, was composed--according to Joyce--"in a … (more...)

1939

71 people killed in Victorian ‘Black Friday’ bushfires

Prior to the inferno that roared through Victoria in 1939, much of southern Victoria struggled through its driest July to December period on record in 1938, despite it not being an El Niño year. An … (more...)