5th October 1913 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: in Cordele, Georgia – Perry Hunt Wheeler, designer of the White House Rose Garden.


World Affairs – al-Wasik Billah al-Majid Sayyid Taimur bin Faisal bin Turki becomes the new Sultan of Oman on the death of his father, Sayyid Faisal bin Turki.


Accidents and disasters: At the Dysart Pit (coal mine) in Scotland, miner David Duncan dies in a gas explosion, and two of his colleagues are injured.


Extreme Weather:

~ Flooding in Ratnapura, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) forces many to take refuge in trees and on roof-tops. Vincent de Hoedt is (later) awarded a Royal Human Society medal for saving twelve people from the floods.


~ A storm in Nome, Alaska, causes $1million of damages.