Historical Events in October 1913

Historic Event

Oct 3 US Federal income tax signed into law (at 1%) by President Woodrow Wilson

  • Oct 4 Freddy Wilson of Regina Roughriders kicks 10 singles in 21-3 win over Saskatoon Rugby Club
  • Oct 10 British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 killed)
  • Oct 10 Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix

Historic Event

Oct 10 Yuan Shikai installed as the 1st President of China

  • Oct 11 Baseball World Series: Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 3-1 at Brush Stadium, NYC; clinch 4-1 series win for 3rd title in 10 years
  • Oct 14 Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, an explosion claims 439 lives.
  • Oct 15 Train crash at St. James' Station, Liverpool during "Black Week" kills six and injures 63
  • Oct 16 Booth Theater opens at 222 W 44th St NYC

Theater Premiere

Oct 16 George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion" premieres in Hofburg Theatre in Vienna, Austria

Historic Event

Oct 19 At a meeting of the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in Durban, NIC secretaries, M. C. Anglia and Dada Osman, severely criticise Mahatma Gandhi and tender their resignations

  • Oct 21 Transvaal women satyagrahis begin defiance activities, hawking without licenses in Vereeniging; they cross the Natal border and encourage the miners in Newcastle to strike
  • Oct 22 Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers
  • Oct 24 Joe Tinker fired as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • Oct 26 José Victoriano Huerta Márquez elected president of Mexico
  • Oct 27 President Woodrow Wilson says US will never attack another country
  • Oct 28 "Krazy Kat" comic strip by George Herriman debuts in NY Journal
  • Oct 29 Floods in El Salvador kill thousands
  • Oct 31 1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated