Historical Events in May 1913

  • May 1 Longacre Theater opens at 220 W 48th St NYC
  • May 6 King Nikita I of Montenegro vacates Skoetari, northern Albania
  • May 7 British House of Commons rejects women's right to vote
  • May 7 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 9 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote
  • May 10 39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8
  • May 10 Yanks commit 8 errors & still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings
  • May 12 Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2)

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May 13 1st four-engined aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky, Russia)

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Igor Sikorsky
  • May 14 Frans Hals museum opens in Haarlem, Netherlands

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May 14 Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 19 Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill passes, forbidding Japanese from owning land
  • May 20 38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4
  • May 26 US Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)
  • May 26 Emily Duncan becomes Great Britain's first woman magistrate.

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May 29 Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, provoking a riot.

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
  • 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)