9th February 1914 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: in Crisp, Texas – Ernest Dale Tubb, the Texas Troubadour.


Law and order: At the Bluecoat school in Bath, England, Gilbert Mullins is awarded a “good conduct certificate”  for “good conduct… and as an earnest that he will learn and labour truly to get his own living, and to do his duty in that state of life unto which it shall please God to call him”. 


Society and culture: New Zealand farmer and diarist, George Adkin, is poorly all day but struggles on with the labours of the farm.


Early flight: in San Diego, California, Lieutenant Henry B. Post of the First Aero Corps, considered one of the most skillful US Army aviators, plunges to his death in San Diego Bay when the right wing of his hydro-aeroplane crumples.


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