21st August 1913 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: in London, England – Diana Josephine Churchill, actress. No known relationship to Diana Spencer-Churchill (born 1909), eldest daughter of Sir Winston and Clementine Churchill.


Labour Relations: In Dublin, Ireland,  the Dublin lock-out escalates when two hundred tramway workers who have refused to leave the Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU) are sacked.


Sport: At Bilbao in Northern Spain, Spanish football fans witness the opening of the country’s first purpose built estadios de futbol.  The San-Mames stadium finally closed in May 2013 after 100 years of service to soccer, to be replaced by the “Nuevo San-Mames”.


Science, technology and society: At 8.05pm local time in Orangefield, Orange County, Califronia the Rio Bravo Oil company discovers oil.



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