What Happened in July 1913

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Serbia & Greece declare war on Bulgaria
  • Jul 3 Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)
  • Jul 3 Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett's Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors.
  • Jul 4 37th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats Maurice E. McLoughlin (8-6 6-3 10-8)
  • Jul 4 30th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats W McNair (6-0 6-4)
  • Jul 5 Queen Wilhelmina meets SDAP-leader Troelstra

1stHistoric Invention

Jul 8 Alfred Carlton Gilbert's patent for the Erector Set is issued, which became one of the most popular toys of all time

  • Jul 10 134°F (57°C), Greenland Ranch, California (US record)
  • Jul 10 Romania declares war on Bulgaria
  • Jul 10 Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States
  • 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 18 After 68 straight innings Christy Mathewson gives up a walk
  • Jul 19 Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers among Popular Songs" Malinda's Wedding Day is #1
  • Jul 20 Turkish troops take Adrianopel & Erdine from Bulgaria
  • Jul 21 The Egyptian government announces a new constitutional system and electoral law
  • Jul 23 Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot, Palestine
  • Jul 25 Carl Weilman strikes out 6 times in a 15 inning game
  • Jul 25 Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies
  • Jul 25 A meeting in Johannesburg, called by the South African Native National Congress, now African National Congress, is attended by a large number of people from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland
  • Jul 27 11th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • Jul 28 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • Jul 29 Independence of the Principality of Albania recognized by the Conference of London
  • Jul 30 Conclusion of 2nd Balkan War

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Jo Sinclair [Ruth Seid], American writer (Wasteland), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • Jul 2 Edith Heerdegen, Dresden Germany, actress (Serpent's Egg, Monpti)
  • Jul 3 Hugh Stirling MacKenzie, British vice admiral
  • Jul 3 William Deakin, warden (St Anthony's College Oxford)
  • Jul 5 Smiley Lewis, [Overton Amos Lemons], American singer (The Bells Are Ringing, I Hear You Knocking), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1966)
  • Jul 8 Walter Kerr, American actor and drama critic (Sad Clowns), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Jul 10 Ljuba Welitsch, Borisovo, Bulgaria, opera soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci)
  • Jul 10 Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (d. 1985)
  • Jul 11 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, US, sci-fi author (Space Lords)
  • Jul 11 Cordwainer Smith, American writer (d. 1966)
  • Jul 12 Willis Lamb, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • Jul 13 Carolina Gisolf, Holland, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1928)
  • Jul 13 Dave Garroway, Schnectady NY, TV host (Today Show)
  • Jul 13 Ladislav Holoubek, composer
  • Jul 13 Walter Landor, designer
  • Jul 13 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Hellerup Denmark, Danish shipping magnate, (d. 2012)
  • Jul 14 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 14 Gerald Ford [Leslie King], 38th US President (R: 1974-77) and 41st US Vice President (R: 1973-74), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2006)

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Jul 14 Nigel Thomas Loveridge Fisher, politician
  • Jul 15 Murvyn Vye, Quincy Mass, actor (Bob Cummings Show)
  • Jul 15 Ralph Hammond Innes, English author
  • Jul 15 Cowboy Copas, American country singer (d. 1963)
  • Jul 15 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (d. 2007)
  • Jul 15 Abraham Sutzkever, Yiddish language poet and memoirist.
  • Jul 16 Hugh Ford, FRS mechanic engineer
  • Jul 16 Peter Van Eyck, Steinwehr Germany, actor (Brain, Wages of Fear)
  • Jul 17 Everett Helm, composer
  • Jul 17 Roger Garaudy, French philosopher
  • Jul 17 Bertrand Goldberg, American architect (d. 1997)
  • Jul 18 Jan Slot, Dutch mayor (Eethen/Hardenberg/Ede)
  • Jul 18 Marvin Miller, actor (Space Patrol, Millionaire), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 18 Red Skelton, [Richard], Vincennes Ind, comedian (Red Skelton Show)
  • Jul 22 Gorni Kramer, Italian bandleader and musician, born in Rivarolo, Mantovano, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Jul 23 Coral Browne, Australian actress (Margaret-Time Express), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jul 23 Michael Foot, British politician (L) and writer, Leader of the Opposition (1980-83), born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2010)
  • Jul 24 George H. Brown, English film producer (Hotel Sahara), born in London (d. 2001)
  • Jul 24 Johnny McAfee, singer (Sammy Kaye Show), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 25 John Cairncross, linguist (5th Man)
  • Jul 26 Lou Salica, US, flyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • Jul 27 Eva Jones, poet/novelist
  • Jul 27 Mary Green, headmistress (Kidbrooke School)
  • Jul 27 Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria)
  • Jul 27 George L. Street III American Navy Submariner (d. 2000)
  • Jul 29 Stephen McNally, American actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 29 Erich Priebke, Nazi war criminal
  • Jul 30 Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, composer
  • Jul 30 Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Neth playwright/director (Albee/Pinter)
  • Jul 31 Bryan Hextall, NHL hall of famer (NY Rangers)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 5 Alfred Lyttelton, cricketer (Eng wk 1880-84 demon lob bowler), dies
  • Jul 7 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General (b.1841)
  • Jul 8 Louis Hémon, French-born writer (b. 1880)
  • Jul 19 Clímaco Calderón, President of Colombia (b. 1852)
  • Jul 29 Tobias MC Asser, lawyer (Nobel 1911), dies
  • Jul 31 John Milne, British geologist (developed the first modern seismograph), dies of Bright's disease at 62