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.

http://earlyaviators.com/enegel.htm

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

http://uboat.net/boats/u29.htm

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.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tamarnet/bronz13s.htm

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