What Happened on January 2, 1913

Historical Events

  • Australia releases its first national stamp - a kangaroo on a map of Australia

Historic Event

Mahatma Gandhi leaves the Tolstoy Farm in Transvaal, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Lee [Joan Boniface Winnifrith], British actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley), born in Ightham, Kent, England (d. 2004)
  • Ernest Sidey, British air marshal (General of RAF Medical Services, Honorary Surgeon to the Queen), born in Alyth, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • Gardner Read, American composer (Quiet Music for Strings; Dance of the Locomotives), and pedagogue (Boston University, 1948-78), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Juanita Jackson Mitchell, American lawyer (1st African American to practice law in Maryland, NAACP), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • Léon Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (discovered the stratosphere), dies at 57
1913 Highlights

About January 2, 1913

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 110 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn