Historical Events for Year 1913

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Events 1 - 150 of 261

Jan 1st - Post office begins parcel post deliveries
Jan 1st - 8th Australasian Championships: James Cecil Parke beats Alfred Beamish (3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5)
Jan 2nd - National Woman's Party forms
Jan 2nd - Mahatma Gandhi leaves the Tolstoy Farm in Transvaal, South Africa.
Jan 6th - Attempting to end hostilities in the Balkans, the London Peace Conference breaks down because Turkey refuses to cede Adrianpole, the Aegean island, and Crete
Jan 7th - William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
Jan 8th - Frank Chance becomes Yankee manager
Jan 11th - 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
Jan 12th - After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ('man of steel) in a letter to the the paper, Social Democrat
Jan 13th - Delta Sigma Theta, the world's largest Black Women's Sorority is founded at Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Jan 16th - British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin Jan 17th - Raymond Poincaré elected president of France
Jan 18th - Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy
Jan 19th - Raymond Poincaré installed as president of France
Jan 21st - Aristide Briand forms French government
Jan 23rd - The Young Turks lead a coup d'etat against the Turkish Government
Jan 24th - Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished
Jan 26th - Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional
Jan 29th - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates
Jan 30th - UK House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill
Feb 2nd - NY football Giants sign Jim Thorpe
Feb 2nd - NYC's Grand Central Terminal opens
Feb 3rd - 16th Amendment, federal income tax, ratified
Feb 3rd - Golden/Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl" premieres in NYC
Versatile Athlete Jim ThorpeVersatile Athlete Jim Thorpe Feb 4th - Louis Perlman patents demountable auto tire-carrying wheel rim
Feb 4th - National Institute of Arts & Letters founded
Feb 9th - -18] 10 Day Tragedy of Mexico-City; 3,000 die
Feb 10th - Edward Sheldon's "Romance" premieres in NYC
Feb 15th - 1st avant-garde art show in America opens in NYC
Feb 16th - President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexico
Feb 17th - 1st minimum wage law in US takes effect (Oregon)
Feb 17th - NY Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public
Feb 18th - French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" displayed in NYC
Feb 18th - President Francisco Madero of Mexico is overthrown
Feb 19th - 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
Feb 19th - Mexican General V Huerta takes power with US support
Feb 20th - King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
Painter Pablo PicassoPainter Pablo Picasso Feb 22nd - Lowell HS, SF opens (on its 1st campus)
Feb 25th - The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution becomes law, providing the legal basis for the institution of a graduated income tax
Feb 28th - 6.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (S Atlantic)
Mar 1st - 1st state law requiring bonding of officers & state employees, ND
Mar 1st - US federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)
Mar 3rd - Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington, D.C.
Mar 4th - 1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed
Mar 4th - US Department of Commerce & Labor split into separate departments
Mar 4th - Gabriel Faure's opera "Penelope" premieres in Monte Carlo
Mar 4th - NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)
Mar 4th - Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th US President
28th US President Woodrow Wilson28th US President Woodrow Wilson Mar 8th - Federal League organizes with 6 teams
Mar 8th - Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
Mar 10th - Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games
Mar 10th - William Knox becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
Mar 12th - Foundation stone of the Australian capital in Canberra laid
Mar 13th - Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures
Mar 14th - John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
Mar 14th - South African Supreme Court declares that marriages not celebrated according to Christian rites and/or not registered by the Registrar of Marriages, are invalid; all Muslim and Hindu marriages are therefore declared invalid
Mar 15th - 1st US presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)
Mar 15th - Cleveland establishes 1st small claims court
Mar 17th - The Uruguayan Air Force is founded.
Oil Industrialist John D. RockefellerOil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller Mar 18th - King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
Mar 21st - -26] Flood in Ohio, kills 400
Mar 24th - Netherlands soccer team's 1st victory over England
Mar 24th - Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC
Mar 25th - Great Dayton Flood
Mar 25th - Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn
Mar 26th - Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
Mar 26th - Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
Mar 28th - Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
Apr 3rd - British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail
Apr 4th - The Greek aviator Emmanuel Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
Apr 4th - 75th Grand National: Percy Woodland aboard Covertcoat wins
Apr 8th - 17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified
Apr 8th - Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
Apr 9th - Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0
Apr 10th - President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson Apr 10th - Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings
Apr 10th - During the Montenegrin siege of Scutari, the Montenegrin coastline is blockaded
Apr 14th - Belgium begins general strike for voting rights
Apr 16th - The Bulgarians and the Turks agree to an armistice that will be accepted by the other nations involved
Apr 19th - 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson of Minn in 2:25:14.8
Apr 21st - German passenger ship Imperator runs aground
Apr 22nd - Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania
Apr 24th - Skyscraper, the Woolworth Building in New York City is opened
Apr 26th - Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in SF
Apr 26th - Sun Yet San calls for revolt against pres Yuan Shikai in China
May 1st - Longacre Theater opens at 220 W 48th St NYC
May 6th - King Nikita I of Montenegro vacates Skoetari, northern Albania
May 7th - British House of Commons rejects women's right to vote
May 7th - An ambassadorial conference in St Petersburg, Russia, awards the town of Silistria to Rumania in compensation for Bulgaria's other territorial gains in the First Balkan War
May 9th - 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote
May 10th - 39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8
May 10th - Yanks commit 8 errors & still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings
May 12th - Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2)
Aviator Igor SikorskyAviator Igor Sikorsky May 13th - 1st four-engined aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky, Russia)
May 14th - Frans Hals museum opens in Haarlem, Netherlands
May 14th - Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings
May 19th - Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill passes, forbidding Japanese from owning land
May 20th - 38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4
May 26th - US Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)
May 26th - Emily Duncan becomes Great Britain's first woman magistrate.
May 29th - Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, provoking a riot.
May 30th - 1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London
May 30th - New country of Albania, forms
Composer Igor StravinskyComposer Igor Stravinsky May 30th - John McGraw joins Fred Clarke, Cap Anson, Frank Selee, & Connie Mack as managers who have won 1,000 games
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Jules Goux wins in 6:35:05.108 (126.686 km/h)
May 31st - 17th amendment (direct election of senators) declared ratified
May 31st - Alexis Ahlgren runs world record maraton (2:36:06.6)
Jun 1st - The Serbian government concludes a ten-year treaty with Greece against Bulgaria; Serbia wishes to pursue Macedonian aspirations with Greece's help
Jun 2nd - 1st strike settlement mediated by US Dept of Labor - railroad clerks
Jun 2nd - Demonstrations for general voting right in Netherlands
Jun 3rd - Dutch 1st Chamber accepts Health laws
Jun 4th - Suffragette Emily Davison steps in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby
Jun 5th - Dutch Disability laws go into effect
King of the United Kingdom George VKing of the United Kingdom George V Jun 6th - Rabbit Maranville, is thrown out trying to steal home 3 times
Jun 7th - 1st verifiable ascent of main summit of Denali (Mt McKinley), North America's highest mountain led by Hudson Stuck and Harry Karstens
Jun 11th - Grand Vizir Mahmud Shevket Pasha is assassinated, resulting in continuing Young Turk terrorism until WWI
Jun 12th - "Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released
Jun 13th - 45th Belmont: Roscoe Troxler aboard Prince Eugene wins in 2:18
Jun 13th - Yanks win 13th game of year after losing 36 games
Jun 14th - 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
Jun 14th - 27th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Dorothy Green (6-2, 7-5)
Jun 15th - The Battle of Bud Bagsak in the Philippine concludes.
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi Jun 16th - South African Government pass the segregationist Native Land Act, which restricts purchase or lease of land by native Africans
Jun 19th - 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 20th - 3 of 1st 4 Yankees hit-by-pitch en route to a record 6 hit batsman
Jun 20th - Bert Daniels set AL mark, being hit-by-pitch 3 times in a doubleheader
Jun 21st - Tiny Broadwick is 1st woman to parachute from an airplane
Jun 24th - 53rd British Golf Open: J H Taylor shoots a 304 at Hoylake Hoylake
Jun 25th - Dutch Parliamentary election (confess party looses majority)
Jun 25th - American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
Jun 29th - The attack by Bulgarian General Michael Savov on Greek and Serbian positions leads to beginning of the second Balkan War
Jun 30th - NY Giants score 10 in 10th to beat Phillies 11-1
Jun 30th - To increase the peacetime strength of the German Army, the Reichstag pass the Army and Finance Bills, a massive defense buildup
Jul 1st - Serbia & Greece declare war on Bulgaria
Jul 3rd - Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)
Jul 3rd - 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 4th - 37th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats Maurice E. McLoughlin (8-6 6-3 10-8)
Jul 4th - 30th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats W McNair (6-0 6-4)
Jul 5th - Queen Wilhelmina meets SDAP-leader Troelstra
Jul 10th - 134°F (57°C), Greenland Ranch, California (US record)
Jul 10th - Romania declares war on Bulgaria
Jul 10th - Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
Jul 12th - 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 18th - After 68 straight innings Christy Mathewson gives up a walk
Jul 19th - Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers among Popular Songs" Malinda's Wedding Day is #1
Jul 20th - Turkish troops take Adrianopel & Erdine from Bulgaria
Jul 21st - The Egyptian government announces a new constitutional system and electoral law
Jul 23rd - Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot Palestine
Jul 25th - Carl Weilman strikes out 6 times in a 15 inning game
Jul 25th - Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies

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