28th February 1914 (Saturday)


~ In Marseilles, in the south of France, Madame Bayol is giving birth to a future racing driver.


Society and culture:

~ New Zealand farmer George Adkin is besotted – and confides to his diary : “And she is mine – surely I’m a ‘darling of fortune.’  She took my arm on the way home + I fairly trod the air.”


~ Musician Max Reger is having a breakdown:  after a concert in Hagen, Germany,  he cancels all performing engagements and checks into a sanitorium.


~ in Motueka, South Island, New Zealand – Ann Boyce, Australian born mother of 13 and New Zealand’s herbal pioneer, is dying, in her 87th year.


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