Historical Events in 1913 (Part 2)

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  • Oct 10 Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix
  • Oct 10 Yuan Shikai installed as the 1st President of China
  • Oct 11 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
  • Oct 12 John McGraw, after drinking, blames Wilbert Robinson's coaching mistakes for World Series lose, Robinson blames McGraw & is fired
  • Oct 14 Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, an explosion claims 439 lives.
  • Oct 15 Train crash in Liverpool during "Black Week"

Music releaseTheater Premiere

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

  • Oct 16 Booth Theater opens at 222 W 44th St NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 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

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Oct 27 President Woodrow Wilson says US will never attack another country

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 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
  • Nov 1 Notre Dame upsets Army 35-13, 1st to use forward pass effectively
  • Nov 1 Less than a week after the US non-intervention promise, President Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resigns
  • Nov 2 St Louis Browns mgr George Stovall is 1st to jump to Federal League
  • Nov 3 1st modern elastic brassiere is patented by New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacob
  • Nov 5 Ludwig III crowned king of Bavaria
  • Nov 6 Mahatma Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners' march in South Africa
  • Nov 9 Storm "Freshwater Fury" sinks 8 ore-carriers on Great Lakes
  • Nov 15 9th Australasian Championships: Ernie Parker beats Harry Parker (2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Nov 17 1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Nov 17 The first ship sails through the Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
  • Nov 18 Lincoln Deachey performs first airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)
  • Nov 23 Jim Larkin and James Connolly establish the Irish Citizens Army in order to protect strikers
  • Nov 25 The Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin to "secure the rights and liberties common to all the people of Ireland"
  • Nov 26 Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers
  • Nov 26 Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City
  • Nov 28 Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andre Spaul in Paris
  • Nov 29 5th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Parkdale, 44-2
  • Dec 1 1st drive-up gasoline station opens (Pitts)
  • Dec 1 Ford Motor Company institutes world's 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford
  • Dec 1 Flag of Greece officially raised at Firka Fortress, Chania Crete symbolising the union of Crete and Greece.
  • Dec 2 Archdiocese of Managua created
  • Dec 2 French Government of Louis Barthou falls due to overtime conscription
  • Dec 6 White Sox beat Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo
  • Dec 8 Construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco
  • Dec 9 Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
  • Dec 9 John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Dec 10 Dutch scientist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore becomes the first non-European to be presented with the Nobel Prize for Literature for "Gitanjali"

  • Dec 11 "Mona Lisa" recovered 2 years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum
  • Dec 12 Hebrew language officially used to teach in Palestinian schools
  • Dec 13 British foreign minister Sir Edward Grey proposes that southern Albania be divided between Greece and Albania with compensation to Greece in the Aegean islands
  • Dec 14 Greece formally takes possession of Crete
  • Dec 15 Nicaragua becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty

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Dec 16 Charlie Chaplin begins his film career at Keystone for $150 a week

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

  • Dec 18 The Indian Inquiry Commission, also known as the Solomon Commission, commences its sittings in Pretoria
  • Dec 19 Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 rounds for heavyweight boxing title
  • Dec 21 1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in NY World
  • Dec 23 US President Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Reserve Act into law

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Dec 26 Ambrose Bierce’s last known communication, a letter to his close friend Blanche Partington

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • Dec 29 1st movie serial "Adventures of Kathlyn" premieres in Chicago
  • Dec 30 Barnes takes 17 wickets vs South Africa (8-56 & 9-103)