5th February 1913 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY, in Paris, France – Etienne Mantoux, French economist whose book “The Carthaginian Peace, or the Economic Consequences of Mr Keynes” (published posthumously) set out to demolish J. M. Keynes assertions in “The Economic Consequences of the Peace” [after 1919]. Mantoux died fighting for the Free French forces in Bavaria 8 days before Germany surrendered on 7th May 1945.

World Affairs: Romania and Austria-Hungary sign a treaty renewing their military alliance.

In Japan, the diet votes to censure the government after public riots.

Science and technology: As part of military exercises, Lt J.H Towers of the US Navy becomes the first person to use aerial bombardment on a (practice) target in the USA.

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