January 1913 calendar

January 1913

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1913.
The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1913: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1913?


  • 01 Jan 1913 Post office begins parcel post deliveries.
  • 05 Jan 1913 First Balkan War: During the Naval Battle of Lemnos, Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not venture for the rest of the war.
  • 07 Jan 1913 William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum.
  • 08 Jan 1913 Frank Chance becomes New York Yankees manager.
  • 11 Jan 1913 Bread and Roses Strike begins.
  • 13 Jan 1913 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated is founded on the campus of Howard University as the second Black Greek Letter Organization for Women. The mission is to make a move towards social activism.
  • 16 Jan 1913 British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland.
  • 17 Jan 1913 Raymond Poincare is elected President of France.
  • 18 Jan 1913 Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy.
  • 21 Jan 1913 Aristide Briand forms French government.
  • 23 Jan 1913 General election in Tasmania.
  • 24 Jan 1913 Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished.
  • 26 Jan 1913 Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for being a pro.
  • 29 Jan 1913 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates.
  • 30 Jan 1913 The United Kingdom's House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill.

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Which were the top hits in January 1913?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Ghost of the Violin
  2. - Oh! Oh! Delphine
  3. - Venus on Earth Waltz
  4. - Where the Edelweiss is Blooming
  5. - Row! Row! Row!