19th September 1913 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Seattle, Washington  – Frances Farmer: Hollywood actress at 22; falsely declared mentally incompetent and incarcerated at 30; and TV show hostess for six years in the late fifties and early sixties.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002068/bio

Law and Order: sixty miles south of Saltillo in Mexico, 50 people die when rebels/ bandits blow up and loot a train.

http://cdsun.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/cornell?a=d&d=CDS19130923.2.32&e=——-en-20–1–txt-txIN——

Society and culture: Dublin City Council rejects plans to build a municipal gallery over the River Liffey to house Sir Hugh Lane’s pictures.

http://www.dublinheritage.ie/dublindiary/

American Civil War: in Chattanooga, Tennessee, veterans of the “Grand Army of the Republic” hold their forty seventh encampment re-union. The GAR will eventually be dissolved in 1956 when its last veteran member dies.

http://www.civilwarcenter.olemiss.edu/reunions.html

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

Migration: After 6 days at sea from Liverpool in England, the steam ship “Lusitania” arrives at Ellis Island, New York with a cargo of european emigrants. “Steerage” passengers (the part of a ship allotted to those passengers who traveled at the cheapest rates) are duly processed for a new life.

http://www.bakerbluminfamilytree.com/ellisisland_shipmanifests.htm

http://www.norwayheritage.com/steerage.htm