12th August 1913 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: in South Portland, Maine – Rena LaMontagne (nee Simoneau). Happy Centenary, Ma’am!

http://www.morganhilltimes.com/articles_from_gilroy/celebrating-a-sweet-centenarian/article_9f01aa42-90f2-5dce-baf1-1a094dd56931.html

Also, in East Hanover, New Jersey –  the OREO biscuit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_1913#August_12.2C_1913_.28Tuesday.29

World Affairs: In Pretoria, South Africa, Generals Smuts and Botha persuade General Koos De La Rey not to meet with the Burghers, who are planning rebellion against the Union of south Africa government.

http://www.sahistory.org.za/dated-event/de-la-rey-persuaded-not-speak-burghers

Ireland: In (London)Derry the traditional annual Orange Order (Protestant) celebrations degenerate into a riot, during which a police officer is shot and the mayor is hit by a stone while trying to assist an english visitor.

http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/articles/policeman-shot-as-riots-mar-orange-celebrations-in-derry

Science and technology: The seventeenth International Congress of Medicine in London draws to a close.

Society and Culture: Hamilton, Ontario, marks its centennial celebrations by building “The House That was Built in a Day”.

http://www.hamiltonpostcards.com/pages/historicalevents.html

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