25th September 1913 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: somewhere in Australia – Kenneth Ivo Brownley Langwell Mackenzie, pen name Kenneth Seaforth Mackenzie, Australian poet and novelist. Drowned while swimming in January 1955.

http://www.nndb.com/people/610/000116262/

DIED TODAY: in Thomasville, Georgia – Seaborn Anderson Roddenbery, Democratic Congressman.

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=R000370

World Affairs: In Mexico,  soldiers from the Anishinabe Confederation attack and capture the city of Aviles. More than half of the American and Mexican soldiers fighting in the battle are killed or wounded.

http://www.anishinabe-history.com/history/battle-of-aviles.shtml

Music and entertainment:

~ British stage actor Charles Spencer (“Charlie”) Chaplin, originally from London, (later “Sir” , but right now a 24 year old hopeful)  signs a one year contract with the Keystone film company, on a salary of $150 a week.

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

~ In Perry Barr, Birmingham, England – the Birchfield Picturedrome opens, with seating for an audience of 930.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/36943

Society and culture: The City of Baltimore becomes the first US city to mandate separate blocks (street zones) for white and coloured people.

Shipwrecks: The British cargo ship “Therapia”, carrying pit props from from Finland to Cardiff, runs aground and is wrecked in the Gulf of Bothnia.

http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?153349

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