What Happened on October 10, 1913

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 killed)
  • Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix
  • Yuan Shikai installed as the 1st President of China

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Simon, Malagasy-French writer (Nobel Prize Literature 1985), born in Tananarive, Madagascar (d. 2005)
  • Johnny Downs, American actor (Manhattan Showcase), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Adolphus Busch, American brewer (Anheuser-Busch) (b. 1839)
  • Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1848)