May 1913 in History

Events in History

  • 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 Yanks commit 8 errors & still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings

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

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Aviator
Igor Sikorsky
  • May 14 Frans Hals museum opens in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • May 19 Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill passes, forbidding Japanese from owning land
  • May 26 Emily Duncan becomes Great Britain's first woman magistrate.
  • 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 31 17th amendment (direct election of senators) declared ratified
  • May 31 Alexis Ahlgren runs world record maraton (2:36:06.6)

Birthdays in History

  • May 3 Earl Blackwell, author (Celebrity Register), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 3 William M Inge, US playwright (Picnic-Pulitzer 1953)
  • May 4 Lady Katherine Brandram, née Princess of Greece and Denmark (d. 2007)
  • May 6 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist
  • May 6 Kenneth Horne, English paper manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • May 6 Ronald Harris, British 1st Church Estates Commissioner
  • May 9 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, born Southcote, Bermuda (d. 1998)
  • May 9 Victor Smith, Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff)
  • May 11 Robert Jungk, Austrian publicist (d. 1994)
  • May 13 Sanjiva Reddy, president (India)
  • May 13 William R Tolbert, president Liberia (1971-80)
  • May 17 Alec Ogilvie, CEO (Powell Duffryn)
  • May 17 Lord Hirshfield, chartered accountant
  • May 19 Albert Hardy, photographer
  • May 19 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, president of India
  • May 20 Henry Cadbury Brown, architect
  • May 20 William Hewlett, co-founder (Hewlett-Packard Co)
  • May 23 Ian Graeme, major-general
  • May 25 Joseph Peter Grace, businessman
  • May 26 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician
  • May 26 Robert Shaw, town planner
  • May 27 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop (Southwark England)
  • May 27 Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German cartoonist/painter
  • May 28 Gordon Wolstenholme, British physician (Ciba Foundation)
  • May 29 Douglas Black, physician
  • May 31 Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral

Deaths in History

  • May 1 John Barclay Armstrong, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal (b. 1850)
  • May 16 Louis Perrier, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1849)
  • May 28 Lord Avebury, [John Lubbock], British banker/politician, dies