3rd August 1913 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: in Srikakulam, India – Professor Sripada Pinakapaani, medical doctor, administrator, professor of medicine and carnatic musician. Died March 2013, in his hundredth year.  http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/carnatic-vocalist-pinakapani-dies/article4498211.ece

Labour Relations: in Wheatland, Northern California, four die and many more are injured after the National Guard opens fire on striking hop pickers as they listen to the radical views of the industrial union, Industrial Workers of the World. http://libcom.org/history/1913-wheatland-hop-riot

Disasters and Accidents: At Bishopbriggs in Scotland, 22 miners die in a fire at the Cadder coal mine. A memorial service will be held on Sunday 4th August 2013 outside the Bishopbriggs library.  http://torranceweb.info/date-set-for-cadder-pit-memorial-service/

History of Transport: In  New South Wales, the papers report that the state cabinet has approved plans for an underground railway for Sydney.


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