3rd October 1913 (Friday)

BORN TODAY:

~ In Unterreichenbach in the Black Forest – Albert Blaich, Oberleutnant in the German Wehrmacht.

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

~ At Pfaffenberg in Bavaria – Major Georg Christl, Battle of Britain fighter pilot escorting German WW2 bombers.

http://www.luftwaffe.cz/christl.html

Arms Race: The Austro-Hungarian government authorises an increase in the size of its army to 600,000 men.

In the UK, an “Army Exercise”, the largest ever conducted in Britain, is brought to a conclusion by the King addressing the officers involved at a conference immediately after.

http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/4th-october-1913/19/the-army-exercise-was-brought-to-an-end-on-friday

Global Finance: In the US the Government introduces the first ever Federal income Tax – levied at 1%

http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/october

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