13th August 1913 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY: Stainless Steel

http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/08/0813first-stainless-steel/

World Affairs: In the UK House of Commons (Parliament) the First Lord of the Admiralty (Sir Winston Churchill)  is questioned over the navy’s increasing dependence on oil fuel, and – separately – on the current attempts to suppress “gun-running” in the Persian Gulf [Hansard].

In the Philippines, residents of the Talipao municipality on island of Jolo refuse to pay road tax imposed by their american occupiers, and fortify themselves for resistance at Mt. Talipao.

http://www.msc.edu.ph/centennial/jolo.html

Restless Earth: The region of Bantam-Krakatau in Indonesia experiences a strong tectonic earthquake which damages the First Point (Ujung Kulon) Lighthouse.

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