9th June 1914 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: In Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in Northern England – Adam Wakenshaw, VC, Private, 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, who died from “acts of conspicuous gallantry” manning his anti-tank gun in Mersa Matruh, Egypt, on 27th June 1942, aged 28.


Society and education: In Kalamazoo, Michigan, maths student Claire Wright is studying for an exam tomorrow: “Oh if I can only pass it but I don’t see how its possible because I haven’t studied it all term“. [Kalamazoo Valley Museum]



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