On This Day

Historical Events in January 1913

  • Jan 1 US Post office begins parcel post deliveries
  • Jan 1 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Hastings, NZ: Irishman James Cecil Parke beats Alfred Beamish of England 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5
  • Jan 2 National Woman's Party forms

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Jan 2 Mahatma Gandhi leaves the Tolstoy Farm in Transvaal, South Africa

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jan 6 Attempting to end hostilities in the Balkans, the London Peace Conference breaks down because Turkey refuses to cede Adrianpole, the Aegean island, and Crete
  • Jan 7 William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
  • Jan 8 Frank Chance becomes NY Yankees manager
  • Jan 11 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)

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Jan 12 After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ("man of steel") in a letter to the newspaper Social Democrat

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Jan 13 Delta Sigma Theta, the world's largest Black Women's Sorority is founded at Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 16 British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)
  • Jan 17 Raymond Poincaré elected president of France
  • Jan 18 Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy
  • Jan 19 Raymond Poincaré installed as President of France
  • Jan 21 Aristide Briand forms French government for the 2nd time

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Jan 23 The 'Young Turks' lead a coup d'etat against the Turkish Government

Leader of the Ottoman Empire Enver Pasha
Leader of the Ottoman Empire
Enver Pasha

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Jan 24 Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished

Writer Franz Kafka
Writer
Franz Kafka

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Jan 26 Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Jan 29 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates
  • Jan 30 UK House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill