12th April 1914 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: in Berlin, Germany – Helmut Blume, “Pianist, broadcaster, administrator, educator”, wartime internee in England and Canada, and later a naturalised Canadian citizen.


Society and Culture:  on a wet autumn Easter Sunday in New Zealand, farmer and diarist George Adkin spends “time indoors with Maud + the others – music, reading, conversation, etc. In afternoon the weather clear[s] so [they] attend evening service [with the preacher], Mr. Howard Andrew”. 



Fire: In the US Adirondacks on Lake George, the second of three Sagamore Hotels is burnt to the ground in what many believe to be an arson attack.




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