12th February, 1914 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: in Fort Worth, Texas – Gordon Lee (“Tex”) Beneke, saxophonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra

http://www.nndb.com/people/353/000206732/

Women’s suffrage: In Northfield, Birmingham, England, the local lending library burns to the ground during the night. A paper is found on the railings to the rear of the library proclaiming, Give Women the Vote together with a brown paper parcel containing a book by Christabel Pankhurst on which is written, “to start your new library”.

http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=Lib-Northfield%2FPageLayout&cid=1223092591599&pagename=BCC%2FCommon%2FWrapper%2FInlineWrapper

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