BORN TODAY: in Cliftonville in Kent, England – Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith, english actor who had a Brief and very British Encounter with Celia Johnson in 1945.
~ in Brooklyn, New York – Stanley Earl Kramer, who made us Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner in 1967.
World Affairs: in Mexico, eight thousand soldiers from the Anishinabe Confederation attack the city of Torreon, in the Mexican State of Coahuila.
Mysteries: On the Steam Ship “Dresden”, sailing from Antwerp in Belgium to Harwich in England, Rudolf Diesel, the german inventor of the eponymous engine, disappears. His body is found at sea two weeks later.
Society and culture: At Kimberley in the Cape, at the tenth annual conference of the African Political Organization (APO), its president, Dr. A Abdurahman, makes an impassioned plea to “the Europeans” to …
“Show the Coloured people that the Government is for the good of all, not for the privileged class. Prove that the first aim is not to keep us as hewers of wood and drawers of water to men who have the power. Engage the Coloured races by their affection. Grant them equal opportunities. If you do so, then the happy harmonisation of the whole community will be achieved, and you may be sure of receiving the grateful return of the affection and respect of the Coloured races.”