11th August 1913 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: in Pawłowicach, Near Leszno (then in Prussia, later in Poland, then part of the Third Reich and now once again in Poland) – Flying Officer Włodzimierz Adam Kolanowski, Unit 302 of the Polish Squadron of the (British) Royal Air Force.Captured by the Germans in 1941 and took part in the acclaimed “Great Escape” before being recaptured and executed along with 49 other escapees.


World Affairs: The “Conference of Ambassadors” (of the six “Great Powers”), meeting in London, set and agree the southern borders of the new Albanian state.


Accidents: Twelve workers die in a rockslide during the (continuing) building of the Panama Canal.


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