On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1913

Historical Events

Historic Invention

Alfred Carlton Gilbert's patent for the Erector Set is issued, it becomes one of the most popular toys of all time

Famous Birthdays

Walter Kerr

Walter Kerr, American actor, writer (Goldilocks) and Broadway theatre critic, born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Hémon, French novelist (Maria Chapdelaine), dies at 32
1913 Highlights

About July 8, 1913

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 108 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer