Events in year of 1913

  • 01-01Post office begins parcel post deliveries
  • 01-07William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
  • 01-08Frank Chance becomes Yankee manager
  • 01-111st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
  • 01-11Bread and Roses Strike begins
  • 01-16British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland
  • 01-18Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy
  • 01-21Aristide Briand forms French government
  • 01-24Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished
  • 01-26Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for being a pro
  • 01-29Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates
  • 01-30House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill
  • 02-02New York football Giants sign Jim Thorpe
  • 02-0316th Amendment, federal income tax, ratified
  • 02-04Louis Perlman patents demountable auto tire-carrying wheel rim
  • 02-04National Institute of Arts & Letters founded
  • 02-10Edward Sheldons "Romance, " premieres in New York City
  • 02-151st avant-garde art show in America opens in New York City
  • 02-16President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexico
  • 02-171st minimum wage law in US takes effect (Oregon)
  • 02-17New York Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public
  • 02-18French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" displayed in New York City
  • 02-191st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
  • 02-19Mexican General V Huerta takes power with US support
  • 02-2516th Amendment ratified, authorizing income tax
  • 02-286.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (S Atlantic)
  • 03-011st state law requiring bonding of officers and state employees, North Dakota
  • 03-01Federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)
  • 03-03Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington DC
  • 03-041st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed

People born in year of 1913

  • 01-01Eliot Janeway: Financial writer (Economics of Chaos)
  • 01-02Ernest Sidey: British air marshal
  • 01-02Gardner Read: Evanston, Illinois -- Composer
  • 01-02Juanita E Jackson Mitchell: US head (NAACP)
  • 01-04Malietoa Tanumafili II: King of West-Samoa (1962- )
  • 01-06Edward Gierek: Party leader (Polish CP)
  • 01-06Tom Brown: NYC, New York -- Actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky)
  • 01-07Francis De Wolff: England, United Kingdom -- Actor (From Russia With Love)
  • 01-07Shirley Ross: Omaha, Nebraska -- Actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm)
  • 01-09Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst: Vocal / piano
  • 01-09Peter John Norton: Naval diplomat / artist
  • 01-10Gustav Husak: President of Czechoslavakia (1975-89)
  • 01-10Haywood Frank Henry: Sax player
  • 01-13Jeff Morrow: NYC, New York -- Actor (Bart-Union Pacific, Temperatures Rising)
  • 01-14Tillie Olsen: American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)
  • 01-17Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten: Founder (Oostpriesterhulp)
  • 01-18Danny Kaye: Brooklyn, New York -- UNICEF / comedian / actor (Danny Kaye Show)
  • 01-19Phyllis Flowerdew: School Reading text author
  • 01-22Verdina Shlonsky: Composer
  • 01-24Mark Goodson: TV game-show proudcer (Goodson-Toddman)
  • 01-24Norman Dello Joio [Dello Ioio]: NYC, New York -- Composer
  • 01-26Jimmy Van Heusen: Songwriter (Love & Marriage)
  • 01-26William Prince: Nichols, New York -- Actor (City in Fear, Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 01-27Milton Adolphus: Composer
  • 01-27Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky: Composer
  • 01-28Jan Masseus: Composer
  • 01-28Oliver Chesterton: Chartered surveyor
  • 01-30Percy Thrower: English radio host
  • 01-31Don Hutson: NFL end (Packers)
  • 01-31Hector Iglesias Villoud: Composer

People died in year of 1913

  • 01-04Alfred von Schlieffen: Prussian General-field marshal, dies at 79
  • 01-13Thomas P Krag: Norw Author / Novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
  • 01-17Carl Baermann: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-18Edmond R H Regout: Dutch industrialist / politician, dies at 49
  • 01-19David Emlyn Evans: Composer, dies at 69
  • 01-22Ferdinand van der Haeghen: Flemish librarian / bibliographer, dies at 82
  • 01-24Gustav Luders: Composer, dies at 47
  • 02-22Ferdinand Mongin de Saussure: Swiss linguist, dies at 55
  • 02-22Francisco Indalecio Madero: Mex pres, assassinated in military coup at 39
  • 02-22Suarez: Mexican vice pres, assassinated in a miltary coup
  • 02-26Felix Draeseke: Composer, dies at 77
  • 02-27Adam Sedgwick: English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58
  • 02-28Elephant seal: 6.8-m, 4000-kg, killed in S Georgia (South Atlantic)
  • 03-09Eberhard Nestle: German biblical scholar, dies at 61
  • 03-10Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, dies in New York
  • 03-12Joseph Bayer: Composer, dies at 61
  • 03-18George I: King of Greece (1861-1913), assassinated by Schinas at 67
  • 03-19John Thomas: Composer, dies at 87
  • 03-20Christian Barnekow: Composer, dies at 75
  • 03-20Song Jiao-ren: Leader Chinese Guomindang-Party
  • 03-31John Pierpont Morgan: US banker / CEO (US Steel Corp), dies at 75
  • 04-06Jose Marraco y Ferrer: Composer, dies on 78th birthday
  • 04-14Karl Hagenbeck: German animal trainer (Von Tieren), dies at 68
  • 05-18Otto Reubke: Composer, dies at 70
  • 05-28Lord Avebury [John Lubbock]: British banker / politician
  • 06-03Josef Richard Rozkosny: Composer, dies at 79
  • 06-04Emily Wilding Davidson: Suffragette, trampled to death by a horse
  • 06-11Machmud Shevket Pasha: Turks grand vizier, murdered
  • 06-21Stefan O Iosif: Romanian Poet (Beautiful Irine), dies at 37
  • 06-24Frank Lynes: Composer, dies at 55

Events in year of 1914

  • 01-011st scheduled airline flight, St. Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
  • 01-01Northern and Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
  • 01-02Philips installs research department in Eindhoven
  • 01-05Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40 / 9-hr day to $5.00 / 8-hr day
  • 01-06Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
  • 01-071st steamboat passes through Panama Canal
  • 01-10Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 m in 43.7 seconds in Oslo
  • 01-13IWW-leader / songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
  • 01-14Henry Ford introduces assembly line, for T-Fords
  • 01-16Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia
  • 01-24Opera "Madeleine, " premieres in New York City
  • 01-26600 Dutch textile workers go on strike
  • 01-281st Millrose Games (athletics) held (NYC)
  • 01-28Beverly Hills, Ca, is incorporated
  • 02-01New York Giants and Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
  • 02-01Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed
  • 02-01Tanganyika Railway opens
  • 02-04US Congress approves Burnett-anti-immigration law
  • 02-07Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"
  • 02-07Steel work completed on Exposition (Civic) Auditorium, San Francisco
  • 02-08General Zamon becomes President of Haiti
  • 02-13American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers-ASCAP forms in New York City
  • 02-14High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands
  • 02-161st airplane flight (Los Angeles to San Francisco)
  • 02-21White Wolf troops attack Zhanjiang China
  • 02-26New York Museum of Science and Industry incorporated
  • 02-28Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (San Francisco)
  • 03-01Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named Director of British Petroleum
  • 03-07Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania
  • 03-09Henry Colijn appointed as Director of Bataafsche Petroleum Company

People born in year of 1914

  • 01-03Jean Louvel: Flemish pianist / conductor / composer
  • 01-04Mohammed Sahir: Shah (Afghanistan)
  • 01-06Arnold Richardson: Composer
  • 01-06Danny Thomas: Deerfield, Michigan -- Comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
  • 01-06David Bruce: Kankakee, Illinois -- Actor (Harry-Beulah)
  • 01-08Charles Borromeo Mills: Composer
  • 01-09Derek Allhusen: England, United Kingdom -- Equestrian (1968 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-09Kenny [Klook] Clarke: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Jazz / drummer, composer (Epistrop)
  • 01-10Claude Gallimard: France -- Publisher
  • 01-10Polly Rowles: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Actress (Aunt Laurie-Jamie)
  • 01-11Dorothy Jeakins: Costume designer
  • 01-12Edqard John Gurney: Politician
  • 01-14Harold Russell: Actor (Best Years of Our Life)
  • 01-15Lord Dacre of Glanton: British historian
  • 01-16Roger Aubert: Belgium -- Church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
  • 01-18Arno Schmidt: Writer
  • 01-20Wensley Pithey: Cape Town, South Africa -- Actor (Winston Churchill-Ike)
  • 01-22Dimitri Dragatakis: Composer
  • 01-22Suzanne Danco: Belgian singer
  • 01-23Napoleon L Bonaparte: French pretender to the throne
  • 01-26Kaye Webb: English writer / publisher (Puffin Club)
  • 01-27Anna Larina: Revolutionary
  • 01-30David Wayne: Traverse City, Michigan -- Actor (Andromeda Strain, Adams Rib)
  • 01-30John Ireland: Vancouver, British Columbia -- Actor (Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral)
  • 01-31Carey Lofton: Blountsville, Florida -- Actor (Skinner-Troubleshooters)
  • 01-31Jersey Joe Walcott: Heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52)
  • 02-03Felix Kelly: Artist
  • 02-04Alfred Andersch: German writer (Red Head)
  • 02-04Ida Lupino: London, England -- Actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
  • 02-05Alan Hodgkin: British physicist (Nobel 1963)

People died in year of 1914

  • 01-03Stephane Raoul Pugno: Composer, dies at 62
  • 01-04Silas Weir Mitchell: US Physician / Author (Free Quaker), dies at 84
  • 01-11Ambrose Bierce: Writer, dies at 71
  • 01-13Bernardus H Heldt: Dutch MP, dies at 72
  • 01-13Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea: Composer, dies at 76
  • 01-20Emil Liebling: Composer, dies at 62
  • 01-20Henry Southwick Perkins: Composer, dies at 80
  • 01-22Frederik Rung: Composer, dies at 60
  • 02-06J Albert Neuhuys: Dutch Painter (Hague School), dies at 69
  • 02-25John Tenniel: British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93
  • 03-01Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin: Composer, dies at 47
  • 03-12George Westinghouse: US engineer (Westinghouse Electric), dies at 67
  • 03-16Gaston Calmette: Editor (Le Figaro), killed by Mme Caillaux at 55
  • 03-23Teunis Stoel: Actor, dies at 62
  • 03-28Hanus Trnecek: Composer, dies at 55
  • 03-31Ch Morgenstern: Writer, dies at 42
  • 04-01Rube Waddell: Baseballer, dies at 37 of tuberculosis
  • 04-12Josef Nesvera: Composer, dies at 71
  • 04-14Paul Ehrenreich: German etnologist / mythologist, dies at 58
  • 04-16George W Hill: US astronomer (moon orbit), dies at 76
  • 04-19Charles Pierce: Philosopher / scientist
  • 05-07Edward Mollenhauer: Composer, dies at 87
  • 05-17Peter Leyten: Bishop of Breda (1885-1914), dies at 79
  • 05-25Paolo Giorza: Composer, dies at 81
  • 05-27Joseph Wilson Swan: Physicist / chemist
  • 05-28Adolf Gustaw Sonnenfeld: Composer, dies at 76
  • 06-06Walter T Watts-Dunton: England, lawyer / Poet / writer (Aylwin)
  • 06-21Glauco Velasquez: Composer, dies at 30
  • 06-28Franz Ferdinand: Austrian Archduke (Sarajevo, Bosnia), assassinated
  • 06-28Sophie: Princess of Austria, assassinated