On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1913

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

InventionHistoric 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, American actor and drama critic (Sad Clowns), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

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