22nd February 1913 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY, in Sherman Texas – George Holmes “Buddy” Tate – Saxophonist with Count Basie’s band from 1939 to 1948.

World Affairs: In Mexico, the deposed President (Madero) and Vice-President (Pino Suarez) are assassinated while in the custody of the new military government. The exact circumstances are kept obscure, but both assassins are quickly promoted, one to the rank of general.

Society and Culture: On Staten Island, New York, US President Taft dedicates the site for a native Indian monument, breaking the ground with a traditional Indian tool. The plans is to build a monument taller than the Statue of Liberty… (it was never built).

In Gloucestershire (UK), a team of old boys from Cheltenham Grammar School, playing as “Cheltenham Old Boys” win their first ever rugby football match against a local team called “Gloucester South End”.

In Bendigo (Victoria State, Australia) the local “Advertiser” previews the official opening of the “Lyric Theatre, Magnificent Picture Palace… a splendid addition to the City’s many fine buildings”

 

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