BORN TODAY: At Ashton under Lyne, Manchester, England – George Currie, Royal Navy Stoker, First Class, serving on HMS Hood at the age of 26 when it was sunk during the Battle of Denmark Strait. He was not one of the three men who survived.
~ Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany is spending the weekend as the guest of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, at the Archduke’s hunting lodge and country estate in Konopischt, Bohemia, in the Austria- Hungarian Empire (now in the Czech Republic). On the agenda is the tenuous balance of power in the Balkan’s in recent years, where Ottomans, Habsurgs, Russians and Italians have been vying for position.
~ in Paris, Jean Raphaël Adrien René Viviani is appointed the 81st Prime Minister of France by its President, Raymond Poincare
Science and technology: The Bulgarian island of St. Anastasia in the Black Sea is blessed with a new lighhouse, visible from 10 miles.