1st December 1913 (Monday)

BORN TODAY:

~ In Weatherford, Texas – Mary Virginia Martin. mother of Larry (“JR Ewing”) Hagman at 17; then Kiss the Boys Goodbye at 28; Happy Go Lucky at 29; and finally Peter Pan at 47.  A life on Broadway, on tour, and on the big screen, complete with Tony, Emmy, and two Hollywood Stars.

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

~ In Stoney Point, Alexander County, North Carolina – “Baby Boy” Goble, who died of measles 2 months later. “He was more than likely named, but there is no record or recollection of that name by living siblings.”

http://history.loftinnc.com/Goble_Baby_Boy_1913.htm

World Affairs: On the Island of Crete, After 267 years, 7 months and 7 days of occupation by Turkey, “the Greek flag is raised on top of the fortress of Firka, on the western side of the harbour of Chania, in front of the King of Hellenes, Constantine, the Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos and a tearful, emotional and enthusiastic crowd of proud Cretans”.  

http://www.explorecrete.com/history/crete-greece-union.htm

Empire: In Patna, in British India, His Excellency the Viceroy and Governor-General of India, Lord Hardinge of Penshurst lays the foundation stone for the new High Court Building. In his speech he expresses his confidence “that within its walls in future days justice will be administered with courage and impartiality to the terror of evil-doers, and to the triumph of every cause which is right and true, so that the High Court of Bihar shall earn a name for sound sense and good law.”

http://patnahighcourt.bih.nic.in/about.htm

Society and culture:

~ Marshal-Admiral Viscount Kato Tomosaburpo – a future Prime Minister of Japan – is appointed Commander-In-Chief of the 1st Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Fleet_(Imperial_Japanese_Navy)

~ in Pittsburg, PA, Gulf Oil opens the world’s first ever drive up gasoline (petrol) station.

http://www.gulfoil.com/AboutGulf/100Years.aspx

~ in Auckland, New Zealand, 18000  people attend the opening day of the Industrial, Agricultural and Mining exhibition which will run until APril 1914.

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

Extreme Weather: Snow arrives in the City of Denver, Colorado – the first of five days of snow that will render the city impassable.

http://www.examiner.com/article/this-week-denver-weather-history-december-2-to-december-8

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