1913 in the United States

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Events from the year 1913 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

March 4: Woodrow Wilson begins the first of two terms as President

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

  • July 3 – The fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg draws thousands of American Civil War veterans and their families to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • July 10 – The temperature in Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C) which is the highest recorded in the U.S. (as of 2004).
  • August 3 – Strike action by agricultural workers in Wheatland, California, degenerates into the "Wheatland hop riot", one of the first major farm labor confrontations in the state.
  • September 8 – The largest commercial office building in the world opens in Saint Louis, Missouri, to great fanfare. The Railroad Exchange building houses 31 acres under one roof, and its central tenant, Famous-Barr Co., becomes the world's largest department store with over 1,500,000 square feet.
  • September 19 – Francis Ouimet wins the U.S. Open (golf) championship by five strokes, becoming the first amateur to ever win the event.

October–December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ship Blows Up" (PDF). The New York Times. 1913-03-08. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 

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