Image: 'The Polo Grounds during a 1913 World Series game'
(Saturday, October 11, 1913) — The Philadelphia Athletics won the 1913 World Series today, beating the New York Giants 3-1 at the Polo Grounds (IV) in upper Manhattan, New York, in the fifth and deciding game. It was the third of nine World Series victories for the Athletics (1910-1989).
Video: 'Experience Panama - Seven Wonders Of The World - Episode 5: The Panama Canal, by BBC' (Oct. 10, 1913, at 47:11)
(Friday, October 10, 1913, 2 p.m. local time) — The Panama Canal was effectively completed today as President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal from the White House by telegraph, setting off explosives that destroyed a section of the Gamboa dike.
Video: 'Gerald Ford Biography: U.S. President and Congressman'
(Monday, July 14, 1913, 12:43 a.m. local time) — Gerald Rudolph “Jerry” Ford, Jr., the 38th President of the United States (1974-1977) and the 40th Vice President of the United States (1973-1974), was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., today at 3202 Woolworth Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska. Ford was later named after his stepfather.
Video: 'Why is Death Valley so Hot?'
(Thursday, July 10, 1913) — The highest recorded shade temperature was measured today at Furnace Creek in Death Valley, California, at 134 degrees Fahrenheit (56.7 degrees Celsius). During the heat wave that peaked with that record, five consecutive days reached 129 °F (54 °C) or above.
Video: 'The Great War episode 1 Exposion' (June 4, 1913, at 18:43)
(Wednesday, June 4, 1913) — British suffragist Emily Davison was struck and mortally injured today after moving into the path of a horse owned by King George V during the running of the Epsom Derby. Jockey Herbert Jones was thrown off and injured. Anmer recovered and completed the race on its own, but Davison, whose exact motives remain unclear, died at a hospital four days later.
Video: '2013 Helen Hayes Tribute to Actors' Equity Association'
(Monday, May 26, 1913) — The Actors’ Equity Association, a labor union representing the world of live theatrical performance, was organized today by a group of actors at the Pabst Grand Circle Hotel in New York. The union’s first president was Francis Wilson.