21st May 1913 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY: at Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, UK – Leonard Cottrell, British author and journalist who popularised archaeology with titles like “Life under the Pharaohs”, “Crete, Island of Mystery”, and “The Quest for Sumer”.

Society and Culture: King George V of Britain and Ireland arrives in Germany  to attend the wedding of his cousin’s daughter – Princess Luise (daughter of the Kaiser). These two cousins are both grandchildren of Queen Victoria of Britain and Ireland. Tomorrow another of King George’s cousins, Tsar Nicholas II, will join them. These two cousins (George and Nicholas) are both grandchildren of King Christian X of Denmark.

In New York, Raffaele Ciavarella is executed in the electric chair for the crime of murder.

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