22nd February 1914 (Sunday)


~ in Catanzaro, in Italy’s deep south – Renato Dulbecco, virologist, Italian world war 2 conscript, emigrant to the USA, and Nobel Prize winner.

~ in Padua, in Italy’s far north – Otello Toso, Italian film and stage actor who died in a car accident, aged 52.



Human Rights: On her sixteenth birthday, Thillaiyadi Valliammai, a South African Tamil woman who has just served three months hard labor in Maritzburg prison for her small part in the Satyagraha protest movement led by Mahatma Ghandi, dies from an illness contracted during her imprisonment.


Accidents: At the beach at Manley in New South Wales, 16 year old William Overton and 14 year old Ronald Starkey are swept out to sea while swimming, and are drowned.



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