Historical Events for Year 1913

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Events 1 - 150 of 257

Jan 1st - Post office begins parcel post deliveries
Jan 2nd - National Woman's Party forms
Jan 2nd - Mahatma Gandhi leaves the Tolstoy Farm in Transvaal, South Africa.
Jan 6th - Attempting to end hostilities in the Balkans, the London Peace Conference breaks down because Turkey refuses to cede Adrianpole, the Aegean island, and Crete
Jan 7th - William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
Jan 8th - Frank Chance becomes Yankee manager
Jan 11th - 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
Jan 12th - After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ('man of steel) in a letter to the the paper, Social Democrat
Jan 13th - Delta Sigma Theta, the world's largest Black Women's Sorority is founded at Howard University, Washington DC
Jan 16th - British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin Jan 17th - Raymond Poincaré elected president of France
Jan 18th - Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy
Jan 19th - Raymond Poincaré installed as president of France
Jan 21st - Aristide Briand forms French government
Jan 23rd - The Young Turks lead a coup d'etat against the Turkish Government
Jan 24th - Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished
Jan 26th - Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional
Jan 29th - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates
Jan 30th - UK House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill
Feb 2nd - NY football Giants sign Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete Jim ThorpeVersatile Athlete Jim Thorpe Feb 2nd - NYC's Grand Central Terminal opens
Feb 3rd - 16th Amendment, federal income tax, ratified
Feb 3rd - Golden/Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl," premieres in NYC
Feb 4th - Louis Perlman patents demountable auto tire-carrying wheel rim
Feb 4th - National Institute of Arts & Letters founded
Feb 9th - -18] 10 Day Tragedy of Mexico-City; 3,000 die
Feb 10th - Edward Sheldons "Romance," premieres in NYC
Feb 15th - 1st avant-garde art show in America opens in NYC
Feb 16th - President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexico
Feb 17th - 1st minimum wage law in US takes effect (Oregon)
Feb 17th - NY Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public
Artist Pablo PicassoArtist Pablo Picasso Feb 18th - French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" displayed in NYC
Feb 18th - President Francisco Madero of Mexico is overthrown
Feb 19th - 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
Feb 19th - Mexican General V Huerta takes power with US support
Feb 20th - King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
Feb 22nd - Lowell HS, SF opens (on its 1st campus)
Feb 25th - The 16th Amendment to the Constitution becomes law, providing the legal basis for the institution of a graduated income tax
Feb 28th - 6.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (S Atlantic)
Mar 1st - 1st state law requiring bonding of officers & state employees, ND
Mar 1st - Federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)
Mar 3rd - Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington DC
Mar 4th - 1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed
Mar 4th - Dept of Commerce & Labor split into separate departments
Mar 4th - Gabriel Faure's opera "Penelope" premieres in Monte Carlo
Mar 4th - NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)
28th US President Woodrow Wilson28th US President Woodrow Wilson Mar 4th - Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th US President
Mar 8th - Federal League organizes with 6 teams
Mar 8th - Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
Mar 10th - Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games
Mar 10th - William Knox becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
Mar 12th - Foundation stone of the Australian capital in Canberra laid
Mar 13th - Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures
Mar 14th - John D Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
Oil Industrialist John D. RockefellerOil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller Mar 14th - South African Supreme Court declares that marriages not celebrated according to Christian rites and/or not registered by the Registrar of Marriages, are invalid; all Moslem and Hindu marriages are therefore declared invalid
Mar 15th - 1st US presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)
Mar 15th - Cleveland establishes 1st small claims court
Mar 17th - The Uruguayan Air Force is founded.
Mar 18th - King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
Mar 21st - -26] Flood in Ohio, kills 400
Mar 24th - Netherlands soccer team's 1st victory over England
Mar 24th - Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC
Mar 25th - Great Dayton Flood
Mar 25th - Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn
Mar 26th - Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
Mar 26th - Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
Mar 28th - Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
Apr 3rd - British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail
Apr 4th - The Greek aviator Emmanuel Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
Apr 8th - 17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified
Apr 8th - Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
Apr 9th - Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0
Apr 10th - President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson Apr 10th - Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings
Apr 10th - During the Montenegrin siege of Scutari, the Montenegrin coastline is blockaded
Apr 14th - Belgium begins general strike for voting rights
Apr 16th - The Bulgarians and the Turks agree to an armistice that will be accepted by the other nations involved
Apr 19th - 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson of Minn in 2:25:14.8
Apr 21st - German passenger ship Imperator runs aground
Apr 22nd - Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania
Apr 24th - Skyscraper, the Woolworth Building in New York City is opened
Apr 26th - Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in SF
Apr 26th - Sun Yet San calls for revolt against pres Yuan Shikai in China
May 1st - Longacre Theater opens at 220 W 48th St NYC
May 6th - King Nikita I of Montenegro vacates Skoetari, North-Albania
May 7th - British House of Commons rejects women's right to vote
May 7th - 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 9th - 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote
May 10th - 39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8
May 10th - Yanks commit 8 errors & still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings
May 12th - Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2)
Aviator Igor SikorskyAviator Igor Sikorsky May 13th - 1st four-engined aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky, Russia)
May 14th - Frans Hals museum opens in Haarlem, Netherlands
May 14th - Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings
May 19th - Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill passes, forbidding Japanese from owning land
May 20th - 38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4
May 26th - US Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)
May 26th - Emily Duncan becomes Great Britain's first woman magistrate.
May 29th - Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, provoking a riot.
Composer Igor StravinskyComposer Igor Stravinsky May 30th - 1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London
May 30th - New country of Albania, forms
May 30th - John McGraw joins Fred Clarke, Cap Anson, Frank Selee, & Connie Mack as managers who have won 1,000 games
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Jules Goux wins in 6:35:05.108 (126.686 km/h)
May 31st - 17th amendment (direct election of senators) declared ratified
May 31st - Alexis Ahlgren runs world record maraton (2:36:06.6)
Jun 1st - The Serbian government concludes a ten-year treaty with Greece against Bulgaria; Serbia wishes to pursue Macedonian aspirations with Greece's help
Jun 2nd - 1st strike settlement mediated by US Dept of Labor - railroad clerks
Jun 2nd - Demonstrations for general voting right in Netherlands
Jun 3rd - Dutch 1st Chamber accepts Health laws
King of the United Kingdom George VKing of the United Kingdom George V Jun 4th - Suffragette Emily Davison steps in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby
Jun 5th - Dutch Disability laws go into effect
Jun 6th - Rabbit Maranville, is thrown out trying to steal home 3 times
Jun 11th - Grand Vizir Mahmud Shevket Pasha is assassinated, resulting in continuing Young Turk terrorism until WWI
Jun 12th - "Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released
Jun 13th - 45th Belmont: Roscoe Troxler aboard Prince Eugene wins in 2:18
Jun 13th - Yanks win 13th game of year after losing 36 games
Jun 14th - The South African Government pass the Immigration Act, which restricts the entry and free movement of Asians; it leads to widespread agitation and rioting by resident Indians, led by Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi Jun 15th - The Battle of Bud Bagsak in the Philippine concludes.
Jun 16th - South African Government pass the segregationist Native Land Act, which restricts purchase or lease of land by native Africans
Jun 19th - The Land Act, Act No 27, is passed in South Africa: the Act confines Africans to hopelessly overcrowded reserves and deprives them of rights to purchase land outside the native reserves
Jun 19th - Black Land Act No 27: Prohibited blacks from owning or renting land outside designated reserves (approximately 7 per cent of land in the country) in South Africa
Jun 20th - 3 of 1st 4 Yankees hit-by-pitch en route to a record 6 hit batsman
Jun 20th - Bert Daniels set AL mark, being hit-by-pitch 3 times in a doubleheader
Jun 21st - Tiny Broadwick is 1st woman to parachute from an airplane
Jun 24th - 53rd British Golf Open: J H Taylor shoots a 304 at Hoylake Hoylake
Jun 25th - Dutch Parliamentary election (confess party looses majority)
Jun 25th - American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
Jun 29th - The attack by Bulgarian General Michael Savov on Greek and Serbian positions leads to beginning of the second Balkan War
Jun 30th - NY Giants score 10 in 10th to beat Phillies 11-1
Jun 30th - To increase the peacetime strength of the German Army, the Reichstag pass the Army and Finance Bills, a massive defense buildup
Jul 1st - Serbia & Greece declare war on Bulgaria
Jul 3rd - Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)
Jul 3rd - 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 4th - 37th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: A F Wilding beats McLoughlin (8-6 6-3 10-8)
Jul 4th - 30th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats W McNair (6-0 6-4)
Jul 5th - Queen Wilhelmina meets SDAP-leader Troelstra
Jul 10th - 134°F (57°C), Greenland Ranch, California (US record)
Jul 10th - Romania declares war on Bulgaria
Jul 10th - Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
Jul 12th - 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 18th - After 68 straight innings Christy Mathewson gives up a walk
Jul 19th - Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers among Popular Songs" Malinda's Wedding Day is #1
Jul 20th - Turkish troops take Adrianopel & Erdine from Bulgaria
Jul 21st - The Egyptian government announces a new constitutional system and electoral law
Jul 23rd - Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot Palestine
Jul 25th - Carl Weilman strikes out 6 times in a 15 inning game
Jul 25th - Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies
Jul 25th - 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 27th - Belgian Philippe Thys wins Tour de France
Jul 28th - 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)

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