The President until March 4th was William H. Taft.
It was Woodrow Wilson after March 4th.
On March 13 Pancho Villa returns to Mexico from his self-imposed exile in the United States.
On July 3rd The 50th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg draws thousands of American Civil War veterans and their families to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
On October 3rd The United States Revenue Act of 1913 re-imposes the federal income tax and lowers basic tariff rates from 40% to 25%.
On October 10th U.S. President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike, ending construction on the Panama Canal.
On december 23rd The Federal Reserve is created by Woodrow Wilson.
The U.S. Flag had 48 stars!
In 1913 bread cost an average of 5.6 cents per pound. Today according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average loaf costs $1.422 per pound.
Milk was .32 a gallon.
A dozen eggs were only .30!
A new home was $3,395.00.
A new car was $490.00
A gallon of gas for that car was only .12!
And get this....the federal income tax was only 1%.
Which mean the average household only paid about $12.96 a year in federal income tax!
1913! - That's what a nickel soda pop taste like!