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Major Events of 1913

1913 (Roman Numerals: MCMXIII) was the 13th year of the 20th century. 1913 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Wednesday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1913.
News Events of 1913

Second Balkan War: Bulgaria is defeated by Greece, Serbia, Romania and Turkey.

The first known crossword puzzle appears in New York World.


Sixteenth Amendment to US Constitution (authorizing Federal government to collect income tax) is ratified.

USA introduces income tax.

Seventeenth Amendment to US Constitution, requiring direct election of senators, is ratified.

Little Mermaid statue unveiled in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Little Mermaid

Stainless steel invented by Harry Brearley.

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first oil-fired battleship, is launched.

Grand Central Terminal opens in New York City.

Woolworth Building opens in New York City.

Federal Reserve Act becomes law, creating the Federal Reserve system.

Sports in 1913

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