Historical Events in October 1913

  • 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
  • Oct 4 Freddy Wilson of Regina Roughriders kicks 10 singles in a game

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Oct 7 Ford Motor Company institutes world's first moving assembly line for the Model T Ford

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Oct 10 British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 killed)
  • Oct 10 Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix
  • Oct 10 Yuan Shikai installed as the 1st President of China
  • Oct 11 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
  • Oct 12 John McGraw, after drinking, blames Wilbert Robinson's coaching mistakes for World Series lose, Robinson blames McGraw & is fired
  • Oct 14 Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, an explosion claims 439 lives.
  • Oct 15 Train crash in Liverpool during "Black Week"
  • Oct 16 Booth Theater opens at 222 W 44th St NYC

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Oct 19 At a meeting of the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in Durban, NIC secretaries, M. C. Anglia and Dada Osman, severely criticise Mahatma Gandhi and tender their resignations

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Oct 21 Transvaal women satyagrahis begin defiance activities, hawking without licenses in Vereeniging; they cross the Natal border and encourage the miners in Newcastle to strike
  • Oct 22 Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers
  • Oct 24 Joe Tinker fired as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • Oct 25 5th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 76-0 in Annapolis
  • Oct 26 José Victoriano Huerta Márquez elected president of Mexico
  • Oct 27 President Wilson says US will never attack another country
  • Oct 29 Floods in El Salvador kill thousands.
  • Oct 31 1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated