Historical Events in December 1913

  • Dec 1 1st drive-up gasoline station opens (Pitts)

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Dec 1 Ford Motor Company institutes world's 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Dec 1 Flag of Greece officially raised at Firka Fortress, Chania Crete symbolising the union of Crete and Greece.
  • Dec 2 Archdiocese of Managua created
  • Dec 2 French Government of Louis Barthou falls due to overtime conscription
  • Dec 6 White Sox beat Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo
  • Dec 8 Construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in SF
  • Dec 9 Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
  • Dec 9 John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Dec 10 Dutch scientist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics
  • Dec 11 "Mona Lisa" recovered 2 years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum
  • Dec 12 Hebrew language officially used to teach in Palestinian schools
  • Dec 13 British foreign minister Sir Edward Grey proposes that southern Albania be divided between Greece and Albania with compensation to Greece in the Aegean islands
  • Dec 14 Greece formally takes possession of Crete
  • Dec 15 Nicaragua becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty

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Dec 16 Charlie Chaplin began his film career at Keystone for $150 a week

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Dec 18 The Indian Inquiry Commission, also known as the Solomon Commission, commences its sittings in Pretoria
  • Dec 19 Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 rounds for heavyweight boxing title
  • Dec 21 1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in NY World

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Dec 23 US President Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Reserve Act into law

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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Dec 26 Ambrose Bierce’s last known communication, a letter to his close friend Blanche Partington

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • Dec 29 1st movie serial "Adventures of Kathlyn" premieres in Chicago
  • Dec 30 Barnes takes 17 wickets vs South Africa (8-56 & 9-103)