17th October 1913 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, Georg Buchner, German playwright.

http://www.nndb.com/people/162/000025087/

~ In Trinidad, British West Indies, Violet Ethelred Krauth, daughter of a German chocolate manufacturer; better known as Marian Marsh, Hollywood actress.

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

~ In Magdeburg, Germany – Harald Bosuner, Kapitanleutnant and commander of U-boat 1223.

http://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/115.html

Early flight: the German Zeppelin airship L-2 explodes in mid-air, 600 feet over the city of Johannisthal (now part of Berlin) killing all 28 passengers and crew on board.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9807EFDC133FE633A2575BC1A9669D946296D6CF

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