1913 in History – What happened in year 1913

✅ Published on April 7th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1913 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 februaryThe Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, allowing the US Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on census results.
09 februaryA group of meteors was visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to concludethat the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
17 februaryIn the U.S. National Guard's 69th Regiment Armory in New York City, the Armory Show opened, introducing Americans to avant-garde andmodern art.
03 marchThousands of women marched in Washington, D.C. 'in a spirit of protest' against the exclusion of women fromAmerican society.
06 marchFirst Balkan War-The Greek army captured Bizani Fortress, nearIoannina, from the Ottomans.
21 marchOver 360 were killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio.
22 marchPhan Xích Long, the self-proclaimed Emperor of Vietnam, was arrested for organising a revolt against the colonial rule of French Indochina, which was nevertheless carried out by his supporters the following day.
26 marchFirst Balkan War-After a five-month siege, the Bulgarian Second Army captured the Ottoman city of Adrianople.
11 aprilThe Nevill Ground pavilion was destroyed in the only suffragette 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 mayRaja Harishchandra, the first full-lengthIndian feature film, was released.
13 mayRussian American Igor Sikorsky flew the world's first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft, the Russky Vityaz, which he designedhimself.
14 mayThe New York State Legislature accepted the charter for theRockefeller Foundation, which at one point was the world's wealthiestcharitable foundation.
24 mayPrincess Victoria Louise of Prussia married Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover, one of the last great social events of European royalty before World War I began fourteen months later.
29 mayDuring the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the avant-garde nature of the music and choreography caused a near-riot in the audience.
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.
01 juneThe Greek–Serbian Treaty of Alliance is signed, paving the way for the Second Balkan War. The in the aftermath of the First Balkan War, when both countries wanted to preserve their gains in Macedonia from Bulgarian expansionism. The treaty formed the cornerstone of Greek-Serbian relations for a decade, remaining in force through World War.
04 juneEmily Davison, an activist for women's suffrage in the United Kingdom, 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.
10 julyThe air temperature in California's Death Valley reached 134°F (56.7 °C), the highest reading ever recorded.
03 augustA strike by agricultural workers in Wheatland, California, US,degenerated into a riot, one of the first major farm laborconfrontations in California.
09 octoberThe ocean liner SS Volturno caught fire in the middle of agale in the North Atlantic, burned, and sank, resulting in about 130deaths.
10 octoberThe Panama Canal formally linked the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean when the Gambia dike was destroyed with charges of dynamite.
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.
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.
01 decemberThe Ford Motor Company presented the continuous moving assembly line. It allowed them to manufacture a whole car every two-and-a-half minute. This progress let them price their cars at a cheaper rate giving them a competitive edge.
01 decemberFord Motor Company began operating the world's first movingassembly line for the mass production of automobiles.
12 decemberFollowing its robbery from the Louvre Museum of Paris, the painting of Mona Lisa is recovered from the Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia's hotel room.
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.
23 decemberU.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act, establishing a central banking system of the United States, the Federal Reserve.

Famous birthdays in the year 1913:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayNigel Patrick / Actor / United Kingdom
03 AugustMel Tolkin / Writer / United States of America
06 January Edward Gierek / Politician / Poland
07 SeptemberAnthony Quayle / Actor / United Kingdom
07 AprilCharles Vanik / Soldier / United States of America
08 JulyPaulus and Pierre Langerock / Centenarians / Belgium
10 January Gustáv Husák / Politician / Czechoslovakia
11 JuneRisë Stevens / Actress / United States of America
13 March Joe Kelly / Business Man / United Kingdom
14 February Mel Allen / Sportscaster / United States of America
15 SeptemberHenry Brant / Composer / Canada
16 AprilLes Tremayne / Actor / United Kingdom
16 NovemberEllen Albertini Dow / Actress / United States of America
18 March Werner Mölders / Pilot / Germany
22 OctoberHans-Peter Tschudi / Politician / Switzerland
22 January William Conway / Cardinal / Ireland
27 MayWols / Painter / Germany
27 JuneWillie Mosconi / Pool Player / United States of America
28 AugustRobertson Davies / Journalist / Canada
28 JuneWalter Oesau / Pilot / Germany

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1913:

YearName / Profession / Country
01 JulyVasantrao Naik / Politician / India
22 NovemberLakshmi Kant Jha / Civil Servant / India
05 NovemberVivien Leigh / Actress / India
19 MayNeelam Sanjiva Reddy / Politician / India
19 MayNeelam Sanjiva Reddy / Politician / India
12 MarchYashwantrao Chavan / Politician / India
12 March Yashwantrao Chavan / Politician / India
01 MayBalraj Sahni / Actor / India
09 DecemberHomai Vyarawalla / Photographer / India
NA NAT.N. Angami / Politician / India
09 OctoberBasappa Danappa Jatti / Politician / India
01 AugustBhagwan Dada / Actor / India
09 DecemberHomai Vyarawalla / Journalist / India
19 MayNeelam Sanjiva Reddy / Politician / India
22 NovemberLakshmi Kant Jha / Politician / India
13 JanuaryC. Achutha Menon / Politician / India
22 FebruaryMirza Hameedullah Beg / Lawyer / India
19 MayNeelam Sanjiva Reddy / Politician / India
19 MayNeelam Sanjiva Reddy / Politician / India
01 JulyVasantrao Naik / Politician / India
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