August 1913 in history

August 1913 events chronologically

Aug 3 A major labour dispute, known as the Wheatland Hop Riot, starts in Wheatland, California
Aug 10 Second Balkan War: delegates from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece sign the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the war
Aug 13 Otto Witte, an acrobat, is purportedly crowned King of Albania
Aug 13 First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley
Aug 16 Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tohoku University) becomes the first university in Japan to admit female students
Aug 16 Completion of the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary
Aug 28 Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague

Top 7 most famous people born in August 1913

Aug 13 Makarios III the archbishop and primate of the autocephalous Church of Cyprus, a Greek Orthodox Church , and the first President of the Republic of Cyprus. In his three terms as President of Cyprus , he survived four assassination attempts and a 1974 coup
Aug 16 Menachem Begin an Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Before the creation of the state of Israel, he was the leader of the Zionist militant group Irgun, the Revisionist breakaway from the larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah. He proclaimed a revolt, on 1 February 1944, against the British mandatory government, which was opposed by the Jewish Agency. As head of the Irgun, he targeted the British in Palestine
Aug 17 Mark Felt an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation , who retired as the Bureau's Associate Director in 1973. After denying his involvement with reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein for 30 years, Felt admitted to being the Watergate scandal's whistleblower, "Deep Throat," on May 31, 2005
Aug 20 Roger Wolcott Sperry a neuropsychologist, neurobiologist and Nobel laureate who, together with David Hunter Hubel and Torsten Nils Wiesel, won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his work with split-brain research.
Aug 26 Boris Pahor a writer internationally most notable for his Holocaust experience described in the novel Necropolis, told from the point of view of Nazi concentration camp survivor visiting Natzweiler-Struthof camp twenty years after he was sent from there back to Dachau, Mittelbau-Dora, Harzungen, and finally to Bergen-Belsen, which was liberated on 15 April 1945.
Aug 28 Lindsay Hassett a cricketer who played for Victoria and Australia. The diminutive Hassett was an elegant middle-order batsman, described by Wisden as, "... a master of nearly every stroke... his superb timing, nimble footwork and strong wrists enabled him to make batting look a simple matter". His sporting career at school singled him out as a precocious talent, but he took a number of seasons to secure a regular place in first-class cricket and initially struggled to make large scores. Selected for the 1938 tour of England with only one first-class century to his name, Hassett established himself with three consecutive first-class tons at the start of the campaign. Although he struggled in the Tests, he played a crucial role in Australia's win in the Fourth Test, with a composed display in the run-chase which sealed the retention of the Ashes. Upon returning to Australia, he distinguished himself in domestic cricket with a series of high scores, becoming the only player to score two centuries in a match against Bill O'Reilly—widely regarded as the best bowler in the world
Aug 30 Richard Stone an eminent British economist, educated at Westminster School, Cambridge University , who in 1984 received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for developing an accounting model that could be used to track economic activities on a national and, later, an international scale.

Top 7 most famous people died in August 1913

Aug 1 Lesya Ukrainka one of Ukraine's best-known poets and writers and the foremost woman writer in Ukrainian literature. She also was a political, civil, and feminist activist
Aug 3 Josephine Cochrane patented in 1850 by Joel Houghton.
Aug 7 David Popper a Bohemian cellist and composer.
Aug 10 Johannes Linnankoski a Finnish author. His most famous work is the sensual Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta. His primary themes were exploring guilt, punishment and redemption as moral questions
Aug 13 August Bebel a German socialist politician, writer, and orator. He is best remembered as one of the founders of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany in 1869, which in 1875 merged with the General German Workers' Association into the Socialist Workers' Party of Germany. During the repression under the terms of the Anti-Socialist Laws, Bebel became the leading figure of the social democratic movement in Germany and from 1892 until his death served as chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany
Aug 20 Émile Ollivier a French statesman. Starting as an avid republican opposed to Emperor Napoleon III, he pushed the Emperor toward liberal reforms and in turn came increasingly into Napoleon's grip. He entered the cabinet and was the prime minister when Napoleon fell
Aug 22 Oscar de Négrier one of the most charismatic French generals of the Third Republic, winning fame in Algeria in the Sud-Oranais campaign and in Tonkin during the Sino-French War.