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…