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.

http://www.pegasusarchive.org/pow/cSL_3_Fifty.htm

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.

http://www.asp.gov.al/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=527:historiku-kam&catid=155:profili-i-dep-kufirit&Itemid=290&lang=en

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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s