28th February 1914 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY:

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

http://www.500race.org/Men/Bayol.htm

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.”

http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/topic/4559

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

http://musicandhistory.com/music-and-history-by-the-year/175-1914.html

~ 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.

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

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