10th July 1913 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: in Santa Coloma de Farners, Catalonia, North East Spain –  Salvador Espriu i Castelló, Catalan poet, dramatist and  Spanish Civil War combatant.

World Affairs/ Second Balkan War: Romania declares war on Bulgaria

Extreme Weather: Death Valley California experiences the highest temperature ever recorded (globally, at that time) when the mercury reaches 57 degrees celsius (134 fahrenheit). Although the record passes to Libya in 1922, that Libyan record is rejected in 2011 by the World Meteorological Organisation, thereby returning the world record to Death Valley.

At the end of June, 2013, forecasters are predicting the 100 year old record may finally be broken in the South Western USA.


Royal Lancastrian Progress: On the fourth day of their royal tour, King George V and Queen Mary visit Blackburn.


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