14th March 1913 (Friday)

BORN TODAY, in Queens, New York City – William Casey, Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency from 1981 to 1987.

Society and Culture:  John D Rockefeller donates $100 million to the Rockefeller Foundation.

In South Africa, a judge rules that only christian marriages are legal under south african laws, thereby effectively invalidating the marital status of most of the british indians residing there.

Shipping Accidents: At Stanley, in the Falkland Islands, the “Lady Elizabeth” en route from Vancouver to Mozambique with a cargo of timber, arrives in distress, hits a local shipping hazard, the “Uranie Rock” and is holed, with a six foot break along her keel. Later used as a storage hulk in Stanley Harbour she will finally break free of her moorings in February 1936 and find her final resting place in nearby “Whalebone Cove”, where she can still be seen one hundred years after her unfortunate accident.

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