25th August 1913 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: in Spokane, Washington State, USA – Bob Crosby, musician and leader of the Bob Crosby orchestra. Kid brother to Bing (born 1903).


Shipwrecks: At Pencarrow Head in New Zealand, the steamship “Devon” a British passenger and refrigerated cargo vessel, runs aground and is wrecked.


Society and culture: Despite this being the last Monday in August, the British did NOT enjoy a summer public (“bank”) holiday today.  Until 1971 the summer bank holiday always took place on the first monday in August, not the last.


…nevertheless a very quiet day…

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 )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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 )

Connecting to %s