What Happened in September 1913

Historical Events


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Sep 1 George Bernard Shaw's "Androcles & the Lion" premieres in London

  • Sep 1 Yuan Shikai captures Nanjing "2nd Chinese revolution"
  • Sep 2 Amsterdam reroutes sewage of canals to South Seas
  • Sep 5 Phillies & Braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win 1st game 1-0, then a scoreless tie into 10th
  • Sep 6 19th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jerry Travers
  • Sep 6 1st aircraft to loop the loop - Adolphe P├ęgoud in France
  • Sep 6 Hamilton Alerts apply for ORFU reinstatement, taking the name Hamilton Rowing Club
  • Sep 9 Association for Study of Negro Life & History organizes in Chicago
  • Sep 10 Cleveland Call & Post forms
  • Sep 10 George W Buckner, named minister to Liberia
  • Sep 10 Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway
  • Sep 14 Cubs Larry Cheney hurls record 14-hit shutout against Giants (7-0)
  • Sep 15 1st US milch goat show held, Rochester, NY
  • Sep 16 Thousands of women demonstrate for Dutch female suffrage
  • Sep 20 19th US Golf Open: Francis Ouimet shoots a 304 at The Country Club MA
  • Sep 21 1st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France
  • Sep 21 Turkey & Bulgaria sign peace treaty in Constantinople
  • Sep 22 Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson, New Mexico
  • Sep 22 George Cohan's "Seven Keys to Baldpate" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 22 The first batch of Indian passive resisters, consisting of 12 men and 4 women (including Mrs. Kasturba Gandhi) are arrested at Volksrust and imprisoned in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Sep 23 Roland Garros is 1st to fly over Mediterranean Sea
  • Sep 23 Serbian troops march into Albania
  • Sep 23 Women protests take place in the Free State, South Africa, led by Charlotte Maxeke, resisting government attempts to impose passes on women; passes are burnt in front of the municipal offices
  • Sep 29 Sam S Shubert Theater opens at 225 W 44th St NYC

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Sep 29 Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Sep 29 The Treaty of Constantinople between Turkey and Bulgaria restores peace; the Turks recover Adrianople and Maritza River line

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Christian Nyby, American director and film editor (d. 1993)
  • Sep 2 Bill Shankly, English Football Manager (d. 1981)
  • Sep 3 Alan Ladd, Hot Springs AR, actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers)
  • Sep 4 Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977)
  • Sep 4 Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976)
  • Sep 5 Connie Stuart, [Cornelia van Meygard], Dutch cabaret performer
  • Sep 5 Kathleen Burke, American actress (Island of Lost Souls), born in Hammond, Indiana (d. 1980)
  • Sep 7 Anthony Quayle, England, actor (Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia)
  • Sep 7 Oswald Szemerenyi, philologist
  • Sep 7 Willem C L "Wim" van der Grinten, Dutch lawyer/undersec of Economy
  • Sep 10 Zeph[ania L] Mothopeng, pres South Afr Pan-African Congress (1986- )
  • Sep 11 Paul "Bear" Bryant, American college football coach (Alabama), born in Moro Bottom, Arkansas (d. 1983)
  • Sep 12 Ben[jamin S] Polak, Neth, physician/communist/resistance fighter

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Sep 12 Jesse Owens, American track and field star who spoiled Hitler's 1936 Olympics with 4 gold medals, born in Oakville, Alabama (d. 1980)

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • Sep 12 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer/restaurateur
  • Sep 13 Roy Engle, Mo, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian)
  • Sep 14 Jacobo Arbenz, president of Guatemala (1951-54); overthrown by CIA
  • Sep 15 Hans Filbinger, German politician (CDU)
  • Sep 15 Henry Dreyfus Brant, composer (Great American Goot), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 15 John Mitchell, Nixon's attorney general who went to jail
  • Sep 15 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer
  • Sep 17 Jorgen Jersild, composer
  • Sep 19 Frances Farmer, actress (Son of Fury, Among the Living), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 21 Ulrich Ernst Simon, theologian
  • Sep 22 Leroy Holmes, orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 23 Alexey Davidovich Machavariani, composer
  • Sep 25 David Hunt, British diplomat/quiz winner
  • Sep 26 Ernst Schnabel, German sailor/dramatist (Anne Frank)
  • Sep 27 Albert Ellis, American psychologist (d. 2007)

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Sep 28 Alice Marble, American tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40), born in Beckwourth, California (d. 1990)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Sep 28 Edith Mary Ellis Peters Pargeter, author
  • Sep 28 Vivian Fine, composer (Women in the Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 28 Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss artist and illustrator
  • Sep 29 Silvio Piola, soccer star
  • Sep 29 Stanley E Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 9 Count Paul J Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician, dies
  • Sep 12 Major R B Stewart, cricketer (scored 4 & 9 in S Afr's 1st Test), dies
  • Sep 13 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, dies at 76

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Sep 29 Rudolf Diesel, German engineer (invented the diesel engine), disappears aboard the ship Dresden in the English Channel at 55

Mechanical engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical engineer
Rudolf Diesel