May 1913 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 Longacre Theater opens at 220 W 48th St NYC
  • May 6 King Nikita I of Montenegro vacates Skoetari, northern Albania
  • May 7 British House of Commons rejects women's right to vote
  • May 7 An ambassadorial conference in St Petersburg, Russia, awards the town of Silistria to Rumania in compensation for Bulgaria's other territorial gains in the First Balkan War
  • May 9 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote
  • May 10 Yanks commit 8 errors & still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 13 1st four-engined aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky, Russia)

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Aviator
Igor Sikorsky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 13 Women's suffrage march through Washington organized by Alice Paul and led by Inez Milholland

Suffragist Alice Paul
Suffragist
Alice Paul
  • May 14 Frans Hals museum opens in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • May 19 Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill passes, forbidding Japanese from owning land
  • May 26 Emily Duncan becomes Great Britain's first woman magistrate.
  • May 30 Treaty of London signed by the Great Powers, the Ottoman Empire and the victorious Balkan League (Serbia, Greece, Kingdom of Bulgaria, and Montenegro) bringing an end to the First Balkan War
  • May 30 John McGraw joins Fred Clarke, Cap Anson, Frank Selee, & Connie Mack as managers who have won 1,000 games
  • May 31 17th amendment (direct election of senators) declared ratified
  • May 31 Alexis Ahlgren runs world record maraton (2:36:06.6)

Birthdays in History

  • May 3 Earl Blackwell, author (Celebrity Register), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 3 William M Inge, US playwright (Picnic-Pulitzer 1953)
  • May 4 Lady Katherine Brandram, née Princess of Greece and Denmark (d. 2007)
  • May 6 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist
  • May 6 Kenneth Horne, English paper manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • May 6 Ronald Harris, British 1st Church Estates Commissioner
  • May 9 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, born Southcote, Bermuda (d. 1998)
  • May 9 Victor Smith, Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff)
  • May 11 Robert Jungk, Austrian publicist (d. 1994)
  • May 13 William R Tolbert, president Liberia (1971-80)
  • May 17 Alec Ogilvie, CEO (Powell Duffryn)
  • May 17 Lord Hirshfield, chartered accountant
  • May 19 Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, sixth President of India (1977-82), born in Illur, British India (d. 1996)
  • May 19 Bert Hardy, English photographer (Picture Post), born in London (d. 1995)
  • May 20 Henry Cadbury Brown, architect

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May 20 William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (co-founder Hewlett-Packard), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 2001)

Entrepreneur and Businessman William Hewlett
Entrepreneur and Businessman
William Hewlett
  • May 23 Ian Graeme, major-general
  • May 25 Joseph Peter Grace, businessman
  • May 26 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician
  • May 26 Robert Shaw, town planner
  • May 27 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop (Southwark England)
  • May 27 Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German cartoonist/painter
  • May 28 Gordon Wolstenholme, British physician (Ciba Foundation)
  • May 29 Douglas Black, physician
  • May 31 Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral

Deaths in History

  • May 1 John Barclay Armstrong, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal (b. 1850)
  • May 16 Louis Perrier, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1849)
  • May 28 Lord Avebury, [John Lubbock], British banker/politician, dies