2nd April 1913 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY, in Olney, Illinois, USA – Elaine Shepherd, American actress, journalist and author whose work included: Darkest Africa, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, “Forgive us our press passes” and “Doom Pussy”.

Also, In London, England – John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld, author  and translator books on mysticism and eastern religion.

First Balkan War: The Kingdom of Montenegro rejects demands from the five major European nations (Austria-Hungary, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia) to withdraw its troops from Albania.

Human Rights: The US government releases Apache prisoners of war who have been held for the last 19 years at a military reservations in Oklahoma. Most decide to be relocated to New Mexico.

Music and entertainment: In Paris, the new Theatre des Champs Elysees opens for business (but not on the Champs Elysees). with five of France’s best known composers conducting their own work: Debussy; Dukas; Faure; d’Indy; and Saint-Saens.

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