On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1913

Historical Events

  • Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)
  • Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett's Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: New Zealander Anthony Wilding wins 4th straight Wimbledon title beating American Maurice McLoughlin 8-6, 6-3, 10-8

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, British Royal Navy officer, born in Inverness, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • William Deakin, British historian and warden (St Anthony's College Oxford), born in London (d. 2005)
1913 Highlights

About July 3, 1913

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer