7th September 1913 (Sunday)


~ in Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire, England – Sir John Anthony Quayle, army officer, special operations executive, aide to the Governor of Gibraltar and english theatre and cinema actor.


~ on the Island of Wollin, in the Pomeranian southern Baltic Sea (then in Germany, now just on the East side of the German/ Polish border) – Reinhard Reff, U-boat commander 1943 and 1944.


~ (location unknown) – Lord Charteris, GCB, GCVO, QSO, OBE, PC – “Soldier, Courtier, Provost and Sculptor”, son of Hugo, Lord Elcho, and brother of 12th Earl of Wemyss.


Accidents: In Dunnamanagh (“stronghold of the monks”)  in Ireland (now in Northern Island) one person dies and six are injured in a train derailment. A subsequent inquiry lists the primary causes as “excessive speed, driver intoxicated” and the secondary cause as “fireman intoxicated”.


Sport: at the Grunewald Stadium in Berlin, German sports administrator Carl Diem introduces to Germany the concept of the “Sports Badge”, an import of an existing Swedish tradition.



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