7th September 1913 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY:

~ in Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire, England – Sir John Anthony Quayle, army officer, special operations executive, aide to the Governor of Gibraltar and english theatre and cinema actor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Quayle

~ on the Island of Wollin, in the Pomeranian southern Baltic Sea (then in Germany, now just on the East side of the German/ Polish border) – Reinhard Reff, U-boat commander 1943 and 1944.

http://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/982.html

~ (location unknown) – Lord Charteris, GCB, GCVO, QSO, OBE, PC – “Soldier, Courtier, Provost and Sculptor”, son of Hugo, Lord Elcho, and brother of 12th Earl of Wemyss.

http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyunits/britishinfantry/krrccharteris.htm

Accidents: In Dunnamanagh (“stronghold of the monks”)  in Ireland (now in Northern Island) one person dies and six are injured in a train derailment. A subsequent inquiry lists the primary causes as “excessive speed, driver intoxicated” and the secondary cause as “fireman intoxicated”.

http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=576

Sport: at the Grunewald Stadium in Berlin, German sports administrator Carl Diem introduces to Germany the concept of the “Sports Badge”, an import of an existing Swedish tradition.

https://www.deutschland.de/en/topic/life/sports-leisure/100-years-german-sports-badge

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