On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1913

Historical Events

  • King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Australian capital Canberra

Famous Birthdays

  • Jozef Kresanek, composer
  • Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1994)
  • Rex Tucker, TV writer/director
  • Tommy Henrich, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1942, 1947–50; World Series 1938, 41, 47, 49, 51; NY Yankees), born in Massillon, Ohio (d. 2009)
1913 Highlights

About February 20, 1913

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces