8th November 1913 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: in Rotterdam  – The Netherlands School of Commerce, now the Erasmus University. HAPPY CENTENARY!

http://www.eur.nl/english/news/detail_news/article/54327-eight-honorary-doctorates-for-the-centennial-of-erasmus-university-rotterdam/

Shipwrecks: On Lake Superior, during the “Great Storm”, the steamship Waldo is driven on to Gull Rock, off Keweenaw Point. When the vessel breaks in two the 24 people on board take refuge in the cabin. Because of the severe weather conditions, rescuers are unable to reach them until 3 days later when, mercifully, all 24 plus the ship’s dog are rescued.[US Coastguard].

http://www.uscg.mil/history/awards/GoldLSM/8NOV1913.asp

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