July 1913 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Serbia and Greece declare war on Bulgaria
  • Jul 3 Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)
  • Jul 3 Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett's Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors
  • Jul 5 Queen Wilhelmina meets SDAP-leader Troelstra

InventionHistoric Invention

Jul 8 Alfred Carlton Gilbert's patent for the Erector Set is issued, it becomes one of the most popular toys of all time

  • Jul 10 Romania declares war on Bulgaria
  • Jul 10 Greenland Ranch, Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (56.7 °C), officially world's highest recorded temperature
  • Jul 12 150,000 Ulstermen gather and resolve to resist Irish Home Rule by force of arms; since the British Liberals have promised the Irish nationalists Home Rule, civil war appears imminent
  • Jul 18 After 68 straight innings Christy Mathewson gives up a walk
  • Jul 20 Turkish troops take Adrianopel & Erdine from Bulgaria
  • Jul 21 The Egyptian government announces a new constitutional system and electoral law
  • Jul 23 Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot, Palestine
  • Jul 25 Carl Weilman strikes out 6 times in a 15 inning game
  • Jul 25 A meeting in Johannesburg, called by the South African Native National Congress, now African National Congress, is attended by a large number of people from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland
  • Jul 29 Independence of the Principality of Albania recognized by the Conference of London
  • Jul 30 Conclusion of 2nd Balkan War

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Jo Sinclair [Ruth Seid], American writer (Wasteland), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • Jul 3 Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, British Royal Navy officer, born in Inverness, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Jul 3 William Deakin, British historian and warden (St Anthony's College Oxford), born in London (d. 2005)
  • Jul 10 Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet, born in Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain (d. 1985)
  • Jul 11 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, American sci-fi author (Space Lords)
  • Jul 11 Cordwainer Smith, American writer (d. 1966)
  • Jul 12 Willis Lamb, American physicist (Nobel 1955), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • Jul 13 Walter Landor, designer
  • Jul 13 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Hellerup Denmark, Danish shipping magnate, (d. 2012)
  • Jul 14 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP)

Person of interestGerald Ford

Jul 14 Gerald Ford [Leslie King], 38th US President (R: 1974-77) and 41st US Vice President (R: 1973-74), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2006)

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Jul 14 Nigel Thomas Loveridge Fisher, politician
  • Jul 15 Ralph Hammond Innes, English author
  • Jul 15 Abraham Sutzkever, Yiddish language poet and memoirist.
  • Jul 16 Hugh Ford, British mechanic engineer, born in Northampton, England (d. 2010)
  • Jul 17 Roger Garaudy, French philosopher
  • Jul 17 Bertrand Goldberg, American architect (d. 1997)
  • Jul 18 Jan Slot, Dutch mayor (Eethen/Hardenberg/Ede), born in Broek op Langedijk, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Jul 23 Michael Foot, British politician (L) and writer, Leader of the Opposition (1980-83), born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2010)
  • Jul 25 John Cairncross, British civil servant and spy (5th man - Cambridge Five), born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Jul 27 Eva Jones, German poet and novelist (Taboo), born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • Jul 27 Mary Green, headmistress (Kidbrooke School), born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire (d. 2004)
  • Jul 27 Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria), born in Luino, Italy (d. 1983)
  • Jul 27 George L. Street III, American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2000)
  • Jul 29 Erich Priebke, Nazi war criminal

Deaths in History

  • Jul 7 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, dies at 71
  • Jul 8 Louis Hémon, French novelist (Maria Chapdelaine), dies at 32
  • Jul 19 Clímaco Calderón, President of Colombia for one day in 1882, dies at 60
  • Jul 29 Tobias Asser, Dutch advocate of world law (Nobel 1911), dies at 75
  • Jul 31 John Milne, British geologist (developed the first modern seismograph), dies of Bright's disease at 62