4th February 1913 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY, in  Tuskegee, Alabama – Rosa Parks (nee McCauley), “the first lady of civil rights” and catalyst for the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955-56. Died in Michigan in 2005, aged 92.

World Affairs: The President of El Salvador is fatally wounded by assassins – three machete wielding farmers whose motives are never really invesitgated before they are all executed.

According to press reports today, a Russian aeroplane equipped with a searchlight has been seen over Lemberg (in Austro-Hungary, but soon to be taken by Russia) and at Tarnopol in Galicia (soon to be regularly swapped between the German, Austrian and Russian empires).

Transport: Louis Perlman patents a new type of wheel rim for automobile tyres.

Sport: The Philippines national football team enjoys some early success at the Far Eastern Chamionship Games, held today in the Carnival Grounds (now the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex) in Malate, Manila, beating China 2-1.

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