31st August 1913 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: Near Bristol, England – SIr Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell, Professor of Physics at Manchester University, founder of the Jodrell Bank observatory and President of the Royal Astronomical Society, who gave his name to asteroid “8079 Bernardlovell”, discovered in 1985.



Labour Relations: In Dublin, Ireland at a strikers meeting in O’Connell Street where James Larkin is making a speech, the Dublin police baton charge the crowd, causing two deaths and two hundred injured. (Ireland’s first “Bloody Sunday”).



Arms Race: In Japan, Prince Hiroyasu is promoted to the rank of rear admiral and named the commanding officer of the Yokosuka Military District.


Sport: In Eindhoven, Netherlands – the football (soccer) club PSV  (Philips Sport Vereniging), Eindhoven is founded.



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