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  Timeline: 1913
 
 
 
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 23, 1913 Paris-Roubaix Frans FABER (Lux) 265 km
March 30, 1913 Milan-San Remo Odile DEFRAYE (Bel) 286 km
May 6-22, 1913 Giro d'Italia Carlo ORIANI (Ita) 9 Stages, 2,929 km
May 23, 1913 Tour of Flanders Paul DEMAN (Bel) 370 km
Jun 29-Jul 27, 1913 Tour de France Philippe THYS (Bel) 15 Stages, 5,387 km
July 6, 1913 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Maurice MORITZ (Bel) 198 (?) km
November 2, 1913 Giro di Lombardia Henri PELISSIER (Fra) Milan-Milan, 235 km
  Hollywood - 1913, Hollywood became the film capital of America.

•  New York - Journalist Arthur Wynne created the first cross word puzzle. The New York World was the first to publish the puzzles.

•  Tour de France - Concern over the growing “political determination” of stage winners, Desgranges took a step to ensure that the strongest rider would win the overall championship. He returned the TdF to a General (overall) Classification based on time.

•  Aviation - Roland Garros was the first to fly across the Mediterranean Sea.

•  Treaty of London - May 1913, the Treaty of London ended the 1 st Balkans War. July 1913 the 2nd Balkans War broke out because of unacceptable terms of the Treaty of London. The Treaty of Bucharest August 12, 1913, ended the 2 nd Balkans War and established agreeable international boundaries.

•  Tough President - While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, bartender William Schrank shot former President Teddy Roosevelt. With the bullet still in his body Roosevelt stepped to the podium and delivered his speech.

Notable Deaths -
Harriet Tubman , 1821-1913
, born on a Maryland plantation as a slave, she escaped and fled to the Northern free states in 1849. During the US Civil War, Tubman helped operate the underground railway to help other slave escape to free states and Canada.

 

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