Sept. 13, 1942: Retired Lt. George H. Williams,who held LAPD retirement Badge 1, dies at the age of 84. He retired in 1912 after serving with the department for 23 years and was in charge of the detail that brought bodies out of the Times Building after the 1910 bombing.
Washington is testing “standsit” seats for its streetcars and buses to accommodate more passengers and use less steel, which is needed for the war.
Homicide Detectives Ray Varela and R.J. Hollis kill murder suspect Richard Emilio Diaz after tracking him to a downtown garage.
Bert Grossman dies at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital after telling police that two men “accosted him and forced him to drink from a bottle of ‘some bitter liquid.’ “
“Panama Hattie” starring Ann Sothern is opening at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Loew’s State.