On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1913

Historical Events

  • British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 killed)
  • Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix

Historic Event

Yuan Shikai installed as the 1st President of China

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Simon, Malagasy-French writer (Nobel Prize Literature 1985), born in Tananarive, Madagascar (d. 2005)
  • Johnny Downs, American actor (The Mad Monster, Coronado, Manhattan Showcase), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Adolphus Busch, German-born American brewer (Anheuser-Busch), dies at 74
  • Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1848)
1913 Highlights

About October 10, 1913

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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