On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1913

Historical Events

  • Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley, Sheffield, England

Royal CoronationA Royal Fantasy!

Otto Witte, a German acrobat and fantasist, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.

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Otto Witte, a German acrobat and fantasist
Otto Witte, a German acrobat and fantasist
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Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Oram, Baron Oram, British Labour politician, born in Winchester, England (d. 1999)
  • Anatoly Bogatyrev, Belarusian composer, born in Vitebsk, Belarus (d. 2003)
  • Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), born in Port Royal, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • Francisco Escudero, Basque composer, born in San Sebasti├ín, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain (d. 2002)
  • John Facenda, American sportscaster (NFL Action), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1996)
  • Makarios III [Michail Moeskos], Greek Cypriot clergyman and politician, born in Panayia, Paphos, Cyprus (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • F August Bebel, German social-democrat, dies
1913 Highlights

About August 13, 1913

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo