BORN TODAY, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA – Earl Bostic, American Jazz and Rhythm and Blues alto-saxophonist.
Also, in Los Angeles, Kenneth Spencer, bass-baritone opera singer killed in an air crash in 1964.
Arms Race: The Italian Regia Marina launches the submarine “Nautilus”.
Britain’s first “Defensively Armed Merchant Ship” (DAMS), RMS Aragon (later HMT Aragon) leaves Southampton. After serving as a troop carrier at Gallipoli (1915), she will eventually (1917) be sunk in the Mediterranean by a german submarine, with the loss of 610 lives.
Women’s suffrage: in the UK, Royal Assent is given for the notorious “Cat and Mouse Act” whereby a suffragette hunger striker in prison can be released on health grounds and re-incarcerated as soon as feasible to complete her original term of sentence.
Crime and punishment: Ivory Frazer is hanged in New Mexico for the murder of a Deputy Sheriff.
Society and culture: the US Marine Corps Association is founded at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.