BORN TODAY, in Olney, Illinois, USA – Elaine Shepherd, American actress, journalist and author whose work included: Darkest Africa, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, “Forgive us our press passes” and “Doom Pussy”.
Also, In London, England – John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld, author and translator books on mysticism and eastern religion.
First Balkan War: The Kingdom of Montenegro rejects demands from the five major European nations (Austria-Hungary, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia) to withdraw its troops from Albania.
Human Rights: The US government releases Apache prisoners of war who have been held for the last 19 years at a military reservations in Oklahoma. Most decide to be relocated to New Mexico.
Music and entertainment: In Paris, the new Theatre des Champs Elysees opens for business (but not on the Champs Elysees). with five of France’s best known composers conducting their own work: Debussy; Dukas; Faure; d’Indy; and Saint-Saens.