7th August 1913 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY:

~ in Schwerin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Northern Germany – Heinz Lorenz, Hitler’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary during WW2.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinz_Lorenz

~ at Lake Charles, Louisiana – Harold Aloysius Harveson, US Naval Academy graduate (1937), who died on the USS Utah during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941, aged 28.

http://ussutah.org/harveson.htm

~ in Portugal Cove, St Philips, Newfoundland – Mary Ann Budgen (nee Miller). Happy Centenary, Ma’am!

http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2013-08-06/article-3339998/Portugal-Cove-woman-turns-100-on-Regatta-Day/1

Empire: In East Africa, the British authorities bring to a close a two month punitive raid against the Didinga tribe, who have been harassing the Dodo, a neighbouring tribe who have previously been disarmed by the British and are therefore no longer able to properly defend themselves against Didinga depredations.

http://www.kaiserscross.com/188001/393901.html

Early flying accidents: On Salisbury Plain, England, Samuel Franklin Cody and his passenger are both killed while testing his latest design – the “Cody Floatplane”. Later, he is buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery, and the funeral procession includes an estimated 100,000 mourners. Previously a flamboyant showman in the US, he was born Samuel Cowdery but changed his name to Cody in his youth. In 1908 he became the first man ever to carry out a powered aeroplane flight in the Britain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Franklin_Cody

http://www.hotten.net/open/pages/families/hotten/documents/ww1_postcards/cody.htm

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