31st July 1913 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: in Taylor, Texas – Louise Brieger Hegarty. Happy Centenary, Ma’am!


Women’s suffrage: In Hyattsville, Maryland, a motorcade of 60 vehicles sets off for Washington carrying a petition for votes for women, signed by 200,000 people.

Early Flight: Alys McKey Bryant, an american, becomes the first woman to fly a plane in Canada, when she performs in an exhibition flight for Prince Albert, Duke of York – the future King George VI of Britain.


Sport: New Zealand acquires its first ever ski-ing club – the Ruapehu Ski Club – formed by a group of enthusiasts a few days after their first trial run on the Tama slopes of the Ruapehu mountain.

Cinema: Roscoe (“Fatty”) Arbuckle releases his 1 reel film from the Keystone Company: “Professor Bean’s Removal”. This is the eleventh Arbuckle film to be released in the last 2 months (since 29th May).

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