8th June 1913 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: in United Province (now Uttar Pradesh), India – Shamim Karhani  – Urdu  (Indian) nationalist and revolutionary poet.

Arms Race: On board the British submarine, HMS E5, there is an engine room explosion which kills 13 sailors. HMS E5 will strike a mine and sink in March 1916 while rescuing the survivors from a stricken trawler in the North Sea.

Women’s Suffrage: Emily Wilding Davison dies from the serious injuries sustained four days ago when she threw herself in front of the King’s Horse at the Epsom Derby.

Sport: Thirty thousand German athletes attend a ceremony of dedication for a new stadium near Berlin which has been built to host the 1916 Olympics.

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