11th May 1914 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: in Warsaw, in the Imperial Russian Empire (now in Poland) – Haroun Tazieff, son a Tatar Doctor and a Jewish Chemist, – volcanologist and explorer.

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

World Affairs: In the East African Nyasaland Protectorate (now Malawi) the people are blessed with a new flag, combining the (new) Coat of Arms of Nyasaland with the Government Ensign of the United Kingdom.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Nyasaland_(1914-1919).svg

Transportation: The city of Riga in the Imperial Russian Empire (now in Latvia) officlally celebrates the opening of a new railway bridge across the river Daugava.

http://www.ldz.lv/?object_id=3258

High Society: The King and Queen of Denmark are visiting the Royal Opera House in London for a state performance of the opera La Boheme, in their honour.

http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/dame-nellie-melba/4716/silk-program-for-opera-excerpts-which-featured-nellie-melba-as-mim%C3%AC-in-la-boh%C3%A8me/

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