13th March 1913 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY, in Cardiff, Wales – “Two Ton Tessie O’Shea”, hit recording artist and London Palladium star of the 1940s and 50s.

Arms Race: in the UK Parliament, Mr Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, replies to a series of questions from Lieut-Colonel Sir Alan Burgoyne, the honourable member for Kensington North concerning: armoured ships being built;   hydro aeroplanes which have been ordered; the latest delivery dates for various battleships; the size and staffing of the Royal Navy; the latest report on a hospital ship which has been ordered; plus various other questions relating to the state of readiness for war at sea.

Society & Culture: The state of Kansas approves the censorship of movies.

After nearly ten years under construction, the new General Post Office in Mumbai is finally completed.

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