13th January 1915 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY: in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania – Dominec Petrore, son of Italian immigrants: Peter Petroro, born 1884 in Abruzzo, and Antonia Saia Petroro, born in Italy in 1886. 

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93852343

Earthquake: In central Italy, near the city of Aquila, a major earthquake sends tremors as far as Rome. Near the epicentre, especially at the town of Avezzano, around 30,000 people perish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1915_Avezzano_earthquake

Extreme Weather: In Naples harbour, the cargo ship “Amalia Scotto” is driven against the quayside and sunk by a gale.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shipwrecks_in_January_1915

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