Historical Events in December 1913

  • 1st 1st drive-up gasoline station opens (Pitts)
  • 1st Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38)
  • 1st Flag of Greece officially raised at Firka Fortress, Chania Crete symbolising the union of Crete and Greece.
  • 2nd Archdiocese of Managua created
  • 2nd French Government -Barthou falls due to overtime conscription
  • 6th White Sox beat Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo
  • 8th Construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in SF
  • 9th Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
  • 9th John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 10th Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics
  • 11th "Mona Lisa", stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered
  • 12th Hebrew language officially used to teach in Palestinian schools
  • 13th British foreign minister Sir Edward Grey proposes that southern Albania be divided between Greece and Albania with compensation to Greece in the Aegean islands
  • 14th Greece formally takes possession of Crete
  • 15th Nicaragua becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

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

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

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

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 29th 1st movie serial "Adventures of Kathlyn" premieres in Chicago
  • 30th Barnes takes 17 wickets vs South Africa (8-56 & 9-103)