1913 in History – What happened in year 1913

In history, year 1913 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1913.

Know what happened in 1913:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 FebruaryA group of meteors was visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
13 MayRussian American Igor Sikorsky flew the world's first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft, the Russky Vityaz (pictured), which hedesigned himself.
17 FebruaryIn the U.S. National Guard's 69th Regiment Armory in New York City, the Armory Show opened, introducing Americans to avant-garde and modern art.
26 March First Balkan War-After a five-month siege, the Bulgarian Second Army captured the Ottoman city of Adrianople.
31 OctoberPublic transportation workers in Indianapolis, Indiana, US,went on strike, shutting down mass transit in the city and sparkingriots when strikebreakers attempted to restart services.
01 DecemberFord Motor Company began operating the world's first movingassembly line for the mass production of automobiles.
23 DecemberU.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act,establishing a central banking system of the United States, the FederalReserve.
24 DecemberSeventy-three people were crushed to death in a stampede aftersomeone falsely yelled 'fire' at a crowded Christmas party in Calumet,Michigan, US.
09 NovemberThe 'Big Blow' storm reached its maximum intensity in the GreatLakes Basin of North America, destroying 19 ships and 68,300 tons ofcargo, and killing over 250 people.
09 OctoberThe ocean liner SS Volturno caught fire in the middle of agale in the North Atlantic, burned, and sank, resulting in about 130deaths.
31 OctoberPublic transportation workers in Indianapolis, Indiana, US,went on strike, shutting down mass transit in the city and sparkingriots when strikebreakers attempted to restart services.
03 AugustA strike by agricultural workers in Wheatland, California, US,degenerated into a riot, one of the first major farm laborconfrontations in California.
10 JulyThe air temperature in California's Death Valley reached 134°F (56.7 °C), the highest reading ever recorded.
04 JuneEmily Davison, an activist for women's suffrage in the UnitedKingdom, was fatally injured when she was trampled by King George V'shorse at the Epsom Derby.
25 JuneMore than 50,000 Union and Confederate veterans gathered at theGettysburg Battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the largestcombined reunion of American Civil War veterans ever held.
03 MayRaja Harishchandra (scene pictured), the first full-lengthIndian feature film, was released.
30 MayThe Treaty of London was signed to deal with territorialadjustments arising out of the conclusion of the First Balkan War,declaring, among other things, an independent Albania.
11 AprilThe Nevill Ground's pavilion was destroyed in the onlysuffragette arson attack on a cricket ground.
24 AprilThe Woolworth Building opened in New York City as the tallestbuilding in the world at the time.
03 March Thousands of women marched in Washington, D.C. (programpictured) 'in a spirit of protest' against the exclusion of women fromAmerican society.
06 March First Balkan War-The Greek army captured Bizani Fortress, nearIoannina, from the Ottomans.
21 March Over 360 were killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the GreatDayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio.
22 March Phan Xich Long (pictured), the self-proclaimed Emperor ofVietnam, was arrested for organising a revolt against the colonial ruleof French Indochina, which was nevertheless carried out by hissupporters the following day.
26 March First Balkan War-After a five-month siege, the BulgarianSecond Army captured the Ottoman city of Adrianople.
09 FebruaryA group of meteors was visible across much of the easternseaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to concludethat the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of theEarth.
17 FebruaryIn the U.S. National Guard's 69th Regiment Armory in New YorkCity, the Armory Show opened, introducing Americans to avant-garde andmodern art.
01 DecemberFord Motor Company began operating the world's first movingassembly line for the mass production of automobiles.
13 MayRussian American Igor Sikorsky flew the world's first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft, the Russky Vityaz, which he designedhimself.
14 DecemberHaruna, the fourth and last ship of the Kongo-class, was launched, eventually becoming one of the Japanese workhorses during World War I and World War II.
14 MayThe New York State Legislature accepted the charter for theRockefeller Foundation, which at one point was the world's wealthiestcharitable foundation.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1913:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 SeptemberIsrael Gelfand / Biologist / United States of America
04 OctoberMartial Célestin / Politician / Haiti
08 OctoberRobert R. Gilruth / Engineer / United States of America
10 AugustWolfgang Paul / Academic / Germany
11 JuneRisë Stevens / Actress / United States of America
13 AprilDave Albritton / Jumper / United States of America
15 January Alexander Marinesko / Lieutenant / Ukraine
18 March René Clément / Writer / France
18 January Giannis Papaioannou / Composer / Greece
20 MayWilliam Redington Hewlett / Engineer / United States of America
22 SeptemberLillian Chestney / Painter / United States of America
22 JuneSándor Weöres / Poet / Hungary
23 JulyMichael Foot / Politician / United States of America
25 AugustDon DeFore / Actor / United States of America
25 January Huang Hua / Politician / China
26 MayPeter Cushing / Actor / United Kingdom
28 AugustRobert Irving / Director / United Kingdom
28 AugustRobertson Davies / Journalist / Canada
29 January Daniel Taradash / Writer / United States of America
30 DecemberElyne Mitchell / Author / Australia

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1913:

YearName / Profession / Country
22 FebruaryMirza Hameedullah Beg / Lawyer / India
09 DecemberHomai Vyarawalla / Photographer / India
09 OctoberBasappa Danappa Jatti / Politician / India
30 JanuaryAmrita Shergill / Painter / India
19 MayNeelam Sanjiva Reddy / Politician / India
12 March Yashwantrao Chavan / Politician / India
01 JulyParamasiva Prabhakar Kumaramanga / Soldier / India
19 MayNeelam Sanjiva Reddy / Politician / India
22 NovemberLakshmi Kant Jha / Civil Servant / India
01 MayTara Cherian / Socialist / India
01 JulyVasantrao Naik / Politician / India
19 MayNeelam Sanjiva Reddy / Politician / India
05 NovemberVivien Leigh / Actress / India
01 JulyVasantrao Naik / Politician / India
19 MayNeelam Sanjiva Reddy / Politician / India
09 DecemberHomai Vyarawalla / Journalist / India
NA NAT.N. Angami / Politician / India
01 MayBalraj Sahni / Actor / India
22 NovemberLakshmi Kant Jha / Politician / India
01 AugustBhagwan Dada / Actor / India

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