10th August 1913 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: in Lorenzkirch, Germany – Wolfgang Paul, son of a chemistry professor and himself a Nobel Prize winner for Physics. Co-inventor of the ion trap, which made possible the detailed study of sub-atomic particles.


Second Balkan War: Delegates from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro and Greece sign the Treaty of Bucharest, bringing to an end the hostilities in Macedonia (which, however, remains partitioned, unrecognised as a separate nation state).

Society and Culture: In Verona, Italy, the first performance of the annual festival opens with a performance in the “Arena” (the Roman amphitheatre) of Verdi’s “Aida”.



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