Having entertained myself over the course of the last thousand days by exploring the world a century ago, I will be taking a break from “onehundredyearsagotoday”. The future always appearing less structured than the past, I cannot say with certainly if, or when, I will return to this blog. I hope you have enjoyed, from time to time, the first thousand day instalment.
BORN TODAY: in Zagreb in Austria-Hungary (now the capital of Croatia) – Milan Antolković, Croatian footballer.
DIED TODAY: in Glasgow, Scotland – James Keir Hardie, georgist, pacifist, union leader and a primary founder of the International Labour Party.
BORN TODAY: in Beckenham, Kent – Betty Box, prolific English film producer.
Western Front: the British launch what will prove to be the largest British battle of 1915 on the Western Front: The Battle of Loos.
BORN TODAY: in Peña Blanca, New Mexico – Joseph Manuel Montoya, US Senator.
BORN TODAY: in Battle Creek, Michigan – John Clark Sheehan, organic chemist.
BORN TODAY: in Hayfield, Derbyshire, England – Leonard Swindley and Captain George Mainwaring.
BORN TODAY: in New York City – Cornelia Glissen, diver.
BORN TODAY: in New York City – Lee Lorch, communist.
BORN TODAY: in Cobalt, Canada – Elizabeth Stern (later Elizabeth Stern Shankman), pathologist.