1st August 1913 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Utsunomiya, capital of the Tochigi prefecture in Japan – Hiromichi Shinohara, “The Richthofen of the Orient” – the highest scoring fighter ace of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force Service. Shot down and killed in August 1939, (aged 26)  having claimed 58 victories in only 3 months.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiromichi_Shinohara

Also, in Kiel, Germany – Hajo Hermann – “one of the Luftwaffe’s most innovative air tacticians during WWII”.  http://www.brooksart.com/Narrowescape.html

Arms Race: Japan launches the Battleship “Kongo” at the Barrow-in-Furness shipyard in England.

Society and Culture: New Zealand introduces “Time Saving” measures, whereby the clocks will be put back by 1 hour during the summer months.

Cinema: Roscoe Arbuckle releases his 1 reel film from the Keystone Company: “The Riot”. This is the twelfth Arbuckle film to be released in the last 2 months (since 29th May).

The Elite Cinema opens in Bradford, England, with an opening ceremony performed by the Lord Mayor of Bradford.



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