BORN TODAY: somewhere in Australia – Kenneth Ivo Brownley Langwell Mackenzie, pen name Kenneth Seaforth Mackenzie, Australian poet and novelist. Drowned while swimming in January 1955.
DIED TODAY: in Thomasville, Georgia – Seaborn Anderson Roddenbery, Democratic Congressman.
World Affairs: In Mexico, soldiers from the Anishinabe Confederation attack and capture the city of Aviles. More than half of the American and Mexican soldiers fighting in the battle are killed or wounded.
Music and entertainment:
~ British stage actor Charles Spencer (“Charlie”) Chaplin, originally from London, (later “Sir” , but right now a 24 year old hopeful) signs a one year contract with the Keystone film company, on a salary of $150 a week.
~ In Perry Barr, Birmingham, England – the Birchfield Picturedrome opens, with seating for an audience of 930.
Society and culture: The City of Baltimore becomes the first US city to mandate separate blocks (street zones) for white and coloured people.
Shipwrecks: The British cargo ship “Therapia”, carrying pit props from from Finland to Cardiff, runs aground and is wrecked in the Gulf of Bothnia.