21st June 1913 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: Giuseppe Scarpetta, Italian biplane fighter ace who fought in the Spanish Civil War, and then in World War 2. Killed in combat on 14 August 1942, aged 29 years.

World Affairs: The first Arab Congress closes in Paris

Society and Culture:  In the skies above Los Angeles, Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick becomes the first woman to parachute from an aeroplane.

Science and Technology: The Sydney, NSW ambulance service takes possession of its first motorised ambulance, a 16-horse power Armstrong-Whitworth motor wagon, at a cost of  £800.


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