Guess the Year 4-29-13
May 13, 2013
Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.
2 million gallons of molasses flooded Boston Mass., drowning 21.
NL pres John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team and threw games in collusion with gamblers.
Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike.
NHL Championship: Montreal Canadians beat Ottawa Senators, three games to one with one tie.
Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) and Seat (PCHA) win two games each with one tie, Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic.
Polish Army executes 35 young Jews.
Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.
British forces kill 100s of Indian Nationalists (Amritsar Massacre).
The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War 1, ex-servicemen rioted and burnt down Luton Town Hall.
Chicago race riot (15 whites and 23 blacks killed, 500 injured).
Ukrainian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia, Ukraine.
Afghanistan declares independence from UK.
Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast.
President Woodrow Wilson is paralyzed by a stroke.
15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam.
Nobel peace prize awarded to U.S. president Wilson.
J Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia.
U.S. deports 250 alien radicals, including anarchist Emma Goldman.
First hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched.
Yanks and Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth.
Can you Guess The Year?
Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo.
The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1871. Congratulations to John Gubbins of Littleton, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month. ❖