11th October 1913 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: in Rochester, New York – Joe Simon, comic book creator.

Early flight: Romanian aviator Gheorghe Negel dies when his Farman aeroplane crashes in the city of Targoviste.


Arms Race: The German Imperial Navy launches (the first) submarine U-29. (another will be launched nearly 23 years later, in August 1936).


Society and culture: in the newly completed Panama Canal, a man gets into difficulty while swimming and has to be rescued by one Captain Morgan (of the SS. Ecuador) who jumps 40 feet from the bridge to rescue him.


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