3rd October 1913 (Friday)


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


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


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.


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



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