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).

http://www.nndb.com/people/298/000205680/

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

http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?138643

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.

http://weatherfaqs.org.uk/book/export/html/170

…nevertheless a very quiet day…

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