5th October 1913 (Sunday)

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

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

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.

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

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.

http://scottishmining.co.uk/335.html

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.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tamarnet/bronz14s.htm

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

http://www.alaskahistoricalsociety.org/index.cfm/discover-alaska/This-Month-in-Alaska-History/24

 

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