30th December 1913 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: ~ In Manila, Philippines, the shrine for the annual remembrance of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, who was judicially executed by the Spanish authorities for rebellion, sedition and forming an illegal association on this day in 1896.

http://nhcp.gov.ph/why-we-celebrate-rizal-day-every-30th-day-of-december/

Unveiling Jose Rizal Monument, Luneta (Rizal) Park, Manila, Philippines, December 30, 1913

World Affairs: The Sydney Morning Herald reports on the worst famine in Japan’s provinces of Aomoji and Hokkaido for over 40 years. “Runs on the local banks continue…many thousands of people are starving, and parents are selling their daughters, numbers of whom are arriving daily in Tokyo for the Yoshiwara [red light district] or for shipment abroad.” 

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/15468367

Society and culture: The Mona Lisa, recently recovered after being stolen from the Louvre by an Italian two years ago, is returned to France by the Italian authorities.

http://history1900s.about.com/od/famouscrimesscandals/a/monalisa_3.htm

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