What Happened in 1913

Significant Events

  • Jan 16 British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)
  • Apr 8 Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
  • May 30 New country of Albania, forms
  • Jul 12 150,000 Ulstermen gather and resolve to resist Irish Home Rule by force of arms; since the British Liberals have promised the Irish nationalists Home Rule, civil war appears imminent
  • Jul 19 Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers among Popular Songs" Malinda's Wedding Day is #1
  • Oct 7 Ford Motor Company institutes world's first moving assembly line for the Model T Ford
  • Nov 6 Mahatma Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners' march in South Africa
  • Dec 11 "Mona Lisa" recovered 2 years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum
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Did You Know?

After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ("man of steel") in a letter to the paper, Social Democrat

On January 12, 1913


World Leaders in 1913

Famous People in 1913

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 9 US Admiral Chester Nimitz (28) weds Catherine Freeman (21) in Wollaston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 12 Author Upton Sinclair (34) weds writer Mary Craig (31)
  • Jun 4 Author A. A. Milne (31) weds Dorothy Daphne de Selincourt
  • Oct 1 Writer and poet Vita Sackville-West (21) marries diplomat Harold Nicolson (26)
  • Oct 14 Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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