8th September 1913 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: in Vienna, Austria – Franz “Mike” Balluck, Munchkin at 26.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Balluck

Poetry: The Irish Times publishes W.B Yeats’s poem “Romance in Ireland”, subsequently known as “September 1913”.

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/romantic-ireland-yeats-and-the-irish-times-poetry-on-newsprint-1.1509856

Transport: The city of Napier, on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, opens it electric tram line to Port Ahuriri. It will operate until 1931 when it is damaged by an earthquake and replaced by a bus service.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trams_in_New_Zealand

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