26th August 1913 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: in Bay City, Michigan – Dorothy Banaszak (nee Herek), housewife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Died in 2011, aged 97, in Bay City.


Labour Relations: In Dublin, Ireland – tram drivers and conductors leave their vehicles in the street as the Dublin lock-out escalates.


Migration: At Ellis Island, New York – Nathan Baker lands from Trieste after a 17 day voyage through the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic. A Russian hebrew, he has travelled from Chojnik in Russia (now in Poland). It will be between 9 and 10 years before he sees his wife and children again.


Society & culture: In Auckland, New Zealand, the sisters of Mercy purchase the property which will become the Monte Cecilia school.



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