10th September 1913 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY:

~ In  New York City – Abraham Lincoln Gordon, US Ambassador to Brazil from 1961 to 1966.

http://www.nndb.com/people/898/000119541/

~ Also in New York City – the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental “improved” (paved) highway for automobiles across the United States of America from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco.

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

~ In Cadiz, Kentucky, USA – John Gordon Mein, US Ambassador to Guatemala, 1965-1968, where he was assassinated on 28th august 1968.

http://www.nndb.com/people/870/000118516/

DIED TODAY: On the ocean liner RMS Baltic, approaching Liverpool, England – William Gaynor, the Mayor of New York City since 1910, who has been suffering ill health since being wounded in an assassination attempt in 1910.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Gaynor

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