On This Day

October 10, 1913 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 killed)
  • Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix

Birthdays in History

  • Claude Simon, Malagasy-French writer (Nobel Prize Literature 1985), born in Tananarive, Madagascar (d. 2005)

Deaths in History

  • Adolphus Busch, German-born American brewer (Anheuser-Busch), dies at 74
  • Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1848)
1913 in History