27th April 1914 (Monday)

BORN TODAY:

~ in Florence, South Carolina – USAF Lieutenant General Joseph Harold Moore, who led “Operation Rolling Thunder”, the three and a half year US mission to bomb North Vietnam into submission, thereby compelling Hanoi to end its aggression against South Vietnam.

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

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

~ (today? or possibly earlier?)  In Tunapuna, Trinidad – Winifred Atwell, boogie-woogie and ragtime pianist.

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

World Affairs: Sir Henry McMahon, working on behalf of his British masters at the Shimla  border-treaty conference in British India, finalises the border demarcation treat between india and Tibet, which to this day is known as the “McMahon Line”.

http://tibetanblogstation.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/the-shimla-convention-of-1914/

Railway accidents: in South Kortright, Delaware County, New York State, Mrs. Rebecca White, the proprietor of the South Kortright Inn, is killed when she steps in front of an Ulster and Delaware coal train at a local crossing.

http://hiddeninn.com/history-of-the-old-inn-lot/

Society and culture: New Zealand farmer and diarist, George Adkin, is busy with the mundane business of life: skinning dead sheep and making plans to furnish his new marriage home.

http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/topic/4617

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