17th January 1914 (Saturday)

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


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


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


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



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