6th June 1913 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Dublin, Ireland – Patrick Campbell, 3rd Baron Glenavy. Chief Petty Officer in the Irish Marine, journalist, humorist and television personality (“Call My Bluff”). Author of “How to become a scratch golfer” (1963).

Also, in Budapest, Austria Hungary (now just Hungary)  – Gobbi Hilda, Hungarian actress.

Arms Race: The German Zeppelin LZ-19 makes its inaugural flight. Like many of its (18) predecessors it will have a short life. In April 1914 it is damaged beyond repair in a thunderstorm and scrapped.

Society and Culture: At Stoney Creek, near Fort George on the Canadian side of Lake Ontario, a monument is unveiled to mark the centenary of the Battle of Stoney Creek (6th June 1813) The monument is “unveiled by Queen Mary in London, by means of a transatlantic cable.” (?)  [ http://www.battlefieldhouse.ca/monument.asp ]

In South Africa, 600 women, led by Mrs Molisapoli, march in protest to the trial in Bloemfontein of 80 women activists imprisoned in the Orange Free State province on 28th May for participating in anti-pass law demonstrations.


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