9th February 1913 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY, at Kapurthala, Punjab, India – Zia Fatehabadi, Urdu Poet, Central Banker and astrologer.

First Balkan War: The Austro-Hungarian consul in Skopje reports continuing atrocities perpetrated by Serbian soldiers against Turkish refugees and Albanian muslims in Kosovo.

World Affairs – In Mexico City the “Ten Tragic Days” of the Mexican Revolution begin with an assault on the National Palace by the Military Cadets. The assaults fails and in the ensuing confusion over 400 combatants and spectators are killed.

Science and technology: The Astra Clement-Bayard airship (dirigible) No5 takes to the air from its birthplace in North East France after the French army decided to pursue airship operations.

Out of this World: A unique meteor display appears across the night sky in Canada, the North Eastern United States, the Western North Atlantic and Bermuda with a total reported track in excess of 6000 miles. The “procession” consists of between 40 and 60 fireballs, each visible for half a minute or more and in total taking around 5 minutes to cross the night sky in any individual location.

 

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