What Happened in 1913 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 259

  • May 30 1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London
  • May 30 New country of Albania, forms
  • May 30 John McGraw joins Fred Clarke, Cap Anson, Frank Selee, & Connie Mack as managers who have won 1,000 games
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Jules Goux wins in 6:35:05.108 (126.686 km/h)
  • May 31 17th amendment (direct election of senators) declared ratified
  • May 31 Alexis Ahlgren runs world record maraton (2:36:06.6)
  • Jun 1 The Serbian government concludes a ten-year treaty with Greece against Bulgaria; Serbia wishes to pursue Macedonian aspirations with Greece's help
  • Jun 2 1st strike settlement mediated by US Department of Labor - railroad clerks
  • Jun 2 Demonstrations for general voting right in Netherlands
  • Jun 3 Dutch 1st Chamber accepts Health laws

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Jun 4 Suffragette Emily Davison steps in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • Jun 5 Dutch Disability laws go into effect
  • Jun 6 Rabbit Maranville, is thrown out trying to steal home 3 times
  • Jun 7 1st verifiable ascent of main summit of Denali (Mt McKinley), North America's highest mountain led by Hudson Stuck and Harry Karstens
  • Jun 11 Grand Vizir Mahmud Shevket Pasha is assassinated, resulting in continuing Young Turk terrorism until WWI
  • Jun 12 "Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released
  • Jun 13 45th Belmont: Roscoe Troxler aboard Prince Eugene wins in 2:18
  • Jun 13 Yanks win 13th game of year after losing 36 games

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Jun 14 The South African Government pass the Immigration Act, which restricts the entry and free movement of Asians; it leads to widespread agitation and rioting by resident Indians, led by Gandhi

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jun 14 27th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Dorothy Green (6-2, 7-5)
  • Jun 15 The Battle of Bud Bagsak in the Philippine concludes.
  • Jun 16 South African Government pass the segregationist Native Land Act, which restricts purchase or lease of land by native Africans
  • Jun 19 Natives Land Act, Act No 27, passed in South Africa: confines Africans to hopelessly overcrowded reserves and deprives them of rights to purchase land outside the native reserves
  • Jun 20 3 of 1st 4 Yankees hit-by-pitch en route to a record 6 hit batsman
  • Jun 20 Bert Daniels set AL mark, being hit-by-pitch 3 times in a doubleheader
  • Jun 21 Tiny Broadwick is 1st woman to parachute from an airplane
  • Jun 24 53rd British Golf Open: J H Taylor shoots a 304 at Hoylake Hoylake
  • Jun 25 Dutch Parliamentary election (confess party looses majority)
  • Jun 25 American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
  • Jun 29 The attack by Bulgarian General Michael Savov on Greek and Serbian positions leads to beginning of the second Balkan War
  • Jun 30 NY Giants score 10 in 10th to beat Phillies 11-1
  • Jun 30 To increase the peacetime strength of the German Army, the Reichstag pass the Army and Finance Bills, a massive defense buildup
  • 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
  • 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 Albania becomes sovereignty under prince Wilhelm von Wied
  • Jul 30 Conclusion of 2nd Balkan War
  • Aug 3 Wheatland Hop Riot on a California farm, 4 die in one of the first farm labour disputes
  • Aug 8 Richard Corfields "Camel Corps" opens "Mad Mullah" in Burao Somalia
  • Aug 10 2nd Balkan War ends, Treaty of Bucharest, Bulgaria loses
  • Aug 13 Otto Witte, a German acrobat and fantasist, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
  • Aug 13 Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley, Sheffield, England
  • Aug 16 Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tōhoku University) admits its first female students.
  • Aug 19 Frenchman Adolphe Célestin Pégoud makes 1st parachute jump in Europe
  • Aug 20 1st pilot to parachute from an aircraft (Adolphe Pégoud, France)
  • Aug 20 Piotr Nesterow 1st flight (Kiev Ukraine)
  • Aug 26 33rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Maurice McLoughlin beats R. Norris Williams (6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1)
  • Aug 27 Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken applies to patent all-purpose zipper
  • Aug 27 Lt Peter Nestrov, of Imperial Russian Air Service, performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev (1st aerobatic maneuver in an airplane)
  • Aug 28 Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace in The Hague
  • Aug 29 Pieter Cort Van de Linden forms Dutch government
  • Aug 30 Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled
  • Aug 31 Soccer club PSV forms in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Aug 31 Massive protest rally on Sackville Street attacked by the Dublin Metropolitan Police; two strikers killed by the police

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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 Pégoud 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
  • Oct 2 Phillies beat NY Giants 2 games out of 3 in a tripleheader
  • Oct 3 Federal income tax signed into law (at 1%)
  • Oct 4 Bkln Dodger Jake Daubert earns a new Chalmers auto as NL MVP

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 536

  • Mar 2 Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
  • Mar 2 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)
  • Mar 3 Margaret AR Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger
  • Mar 3 Roger Caillois, French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)
  • Mar 4 Taos Amrouche, Algerian writer and singer (d. 1976)
  • Mar 4 Willie Johnson (guitarist), American guitarist (d. 1995)
  • Mar 5 Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn, composer
  • Mar 6 David Bowman, trade unionist
  • Mar 6 Ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Goldwyn Follies), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 6 Stewart Granger, actor (Saraband for Dead Lovers)
  • Mar 9 Ger[ar]da Brautigam, journalist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (PvdA)
  • Mar 11 John Jacob Weinzweig, composer (Enchanted Hill), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 11 Thomas Gray, professor/anaesthetist
  • Mar 12 Harold Butler, cricketer (England pace bowler late 40's)
  • Mar 13 Sammy Kaye, saxophonist (Swing & Sway with Sammy Kaye)

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Mar 13 William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), born in New York City (d. 1987)

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • Mar 13 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor, born in Athens (d. 1985)
  • Mar 13 Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer
  • Mar 14 Witold Rudzinski, composer
  • Mar 15 Lex Goudsmit, Dutch actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • Mar 15 MacDonald Carey, Sioux City Iowa, actor (One Life to Live, Dream Girl)
  • Mar 15 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
  • Mar 18 Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/Rhine
  • Mar 18 Rene Clement, Bordeaux France, director/writer (Is Paris Burning)
  • Mar 18 William Hutchinson Murray, mountaineer/author
  • Mar 18 Reinhard Hardegen, German U-Boat commander
  • Mar 19 William Chatterton, cricketer (48 in only Test for England 1892)
  • Mar 20 Judith Evelyn, Seneca SD, actress (13th Letter, Tingler, Rear Window)
  • Mar 21 George Ghita Ionescu, academic
  • Mar 21 Max Youngstein, producer (United Artists), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 21 George Abecassis, English race car driver (d. 1991)
  • Mar 22 James Westerfield, Nashville TN, actor (Jungle Heat, Lucky Johnny)
  • Mar 22 Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)
  • Mar 22 Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
  • Mar 25 Sir Reo Stakis, Anglo-Cypriot hotel magnate (d. 2001)
  • Mar 26 Paul Erdos, mathematician
  • Mar 27 Godfrey Turner, composer
  • Mar 27 Theodor Dannecker, SS officer (d. 1945)
  • Mar 29 Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH)
  • Mar 29 Niall MacGinnis, actor (Curse of the Demon), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 29 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 29 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 2000)
  • Mar 30 Frankie Laine, actor (Frankie Laine Show, Rawhide), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 30 Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre producer
  • Mar 30 Richard Helms, CIA head (1966-73)
  • Mar 30 Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
  • Mar 30 Censu Tabone, President of Malta, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 31 Etta Baker, Caldwell County North Carolina, American blues guitarist
  • Apr 3 F H Tate, vice-CEO (Tate & Lyle)
  • Apr 3 George Barati, composer
  • Apr 3 Per Borten, Premier of Norway (d. 2005)
  • Apr 4 Frances Langford, Lakeland Fla, singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time)
  • Apr 4 Jerome Weidman, US writer (Tenderloin)
  • Apr 4 Rosemary Lane, Indianola IA, actress (4 Mothers, Harvest Melody)

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Apr 4 Muddy Waters [McKinley Morganfield], American blues guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man), born in Jug's Corner (Issaquena County) or Rolling Fork, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • Apr 4 Jules Léger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)
  • Apr 5 Alan Cheales, dominican priest
  • Apr 7 Charles Vanik, American politician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 8 H Ernst, bishop (Breda Neth)
  • Apr 10 Stefan Heym, German/US author (Crusaders, Family Benda)
  • Apr 11 Oleg Cassini, fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 12 Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, born in Székelyudvarhely (d. 1989)
  • Apr 12 Keiko Fukuda, martial artist, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Apr 13 Bernard Chacksfield, Air Vice-Marshal
  • Apr 13 David Donald Albritton, Danville Al, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • Apr 14 Everhard van Royen, Dutch flautist/founder (Alma musica)
  • Apr 14 Jean Fournet, French conductor
  • Apr 14 John Howard, actor (Dave-My Three Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 16 Constance Shacklock, opera singer
  • Apr 16 Les Tremayne, actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), born in London, England
  • Apr 16 Lord Aberconway, CEO (John Brown & Co)
  • Apr 17 Paul Langton, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Leslie-Peyton Place)
  • Apr 17 Richard Travis, American actor (Missile to the Moon), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1989)
  • Apr 18 Al Hodge, actor (Capt Video)
  • Apr 18 Kent Wheeler Kennan, composer
  • Apr 18 Milos Sokola, composer
  • Apr 18 Susan Bosence, textile designer
  • Apr 19 Cyril English, British educator
  • Apr 20 Dick Wessel, WI, actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie)
  • Apr 21 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist professor, isolated growth hormones)
  • Apr 21 Kai-Uwe von Hassel, German politician
  • Apr 21 Norman Parkinson, English fashion photographer (Harper's Bazaar), born in London (d. 1990)
  • Apr 23 Jan Meyerowitz, composer
  • Apr 25 Earl Bostic, alto sax player (Flamingo, Temptation), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Apr 25 Russ Conway, Brandon Manitoba, actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye)
  • Apr 27 Philip Hauge Abelson, American physicist (d. 2004)
  • Apr 29 Jack Alexander Bently, trombonist
  • Apr 29 Thomas Chalmers, broadcaster
  • Apr 30 Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general (ITA)
  • Apr 30 Edith Fowke, folklorist
  • May 1 Walter Susskind, Praha (Prague) Czechoslovakia, conductor
  • May 1 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • May 2 Nigel Patrick, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), born in London, England
  • May 3 Earl Blackwell, author (Celebrity Register), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 3 William M Inge, US playwright (Picnic-Pulitzer 1953)
  • May 4 Lady Katherine Brandram, née Princess of Greece and Denmark (d. 2007)
  • May 5 Tyrone Power, actor (The Mark of Zorro, Alexander's Ragtime Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 6 Carmen Cavallaro, actor (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York
  • May 6 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, born in Budapest (d. 1977)
  • May 6 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist

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