17th January 1914 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: in Hutchinson, Kansas – William Stafford, Oregon’s favorite poet.

http://www.oregonlive.com/books/index.ssf/2014/01/william_staffords_birthday_is.html

~ in England – actor Howard Francis Marion-Crawford, better known as Dr Watson. Committed suicide in 1969, aged 55.

http://www.nndb.com/people/487/000135082/

~ In Dusseldorf, Germany – Kurt Franz, one of the commanders of the Treblinka Concentration Camp.

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

Science, technology and transport: The 13th Annual Motor Show opens in Detroit, Michigan.

http://detroit1914.blogspot.com/2012/01/detroit-auto-show-january-17-24-1914.html

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