3rd May 1913 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY, in Vienna, Austria and Carlisle, England – Heinz Kohut and John Hunter Padel – a pair of shrinks who showed how different Chicago and Oxford can be, respectively  as a “self psychologist” and a classicist.

Colonial Unrest: In Rwanda, a District Report draws attention to recent operations  against local Ndungus and Basebya, who are in revolt (insurgents) against colonial impositions, and notes that Ndungusi, who claimed to be the son of the exiled Rwandan King, has been killed. The British officers in the area have recently gone on record that “until the natives have some means of earning money…premature taxation… would cause discontent and might result in migration to the [Belgian] Congo”.

Society and culture: Californian legislators pass an act (Alien Land Act) prohibiting Japanese immigrants from owning property in California.

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