- August 13
- 1900 – Collis P. Huntington (pictured), a member of The Big Four group of financiers in California, dies (b. 1821)
- 1907 – The Ferrovia del Renon in South Tyrol, Italy, opens.
- 1913 – Stainless steel (which will soon be used to construct passenger car bodies) is invented by Harry Brearley in Sheffield.