22nd January, 1914 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY:

~ in Bà Rịa, in French Indochina (now in Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu province in South East Vietnam) – Jacques Nguyễn Văn Mầu, Vietnamese bishop of the Roman Catholic church. Died 31 January 2013, aged 99 years.

~ In Phnom Penh, in French Indochina (now in Cambodia) – Prince Sisowath Sirik Matak, a member of the Cambodian Royal Family, who renounced his royal title after helping to bring about a right wing coup d’etat in 1970, but retained his military uniform and his swagger stick.

~ in Aurangabad, Maharastra in British India – Sikandar Ali Wajd, urdu poet. civil servant, judge, parliamentarian and President of Anjuman Taraqqī-ē-Urdū, an organisation dedicated to promotion of urdu language and literature and Indian muslim cultural heritage.

~ In Wyndham, Southland, South Island, New Zealand – Ronald James McLean, saviour of Lake Manapouri.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Nguy%E1%BB%85n_V%C4%83n_M%E1%BA%A7u

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

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anjuman_Taraqqi-i-Urdu

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5m23/mclean-ronald-james

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