BORN TODAY: in Rochester, New York – Joe Simon, comic book creator.
Early flight: Romanian aviator Gheorghe Negel dies when his Farman aeroplane crashes in the city of Targoviste.
Arms Race: The German Imperial Navy launches (the first) submarine U-29. (another will be launched nearly 23 years later, in August 1936).
Society and culture: in the newly completed Panama Canal, a man gets into difficulty while swimming and has to be rescued by one Captain Morgan (of the SS. Ecuador) who jumps 40 feet from the bridge to rescue him.