16th June 1914 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: in Berwick-upon Tweed, near the English/Scottish border – Austen Young, ear, nose and throat specialist, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, and “inveterate golfer”.

http://livesonline.rcseng.ac.uk/biogs/E000513b.htm

World Affairs: In Mandalay, Burma – Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian Nationalist (“The Father of Indian Unrest”) is released from prison after serving a six year sentence, including transportation from his home state of Maharashtra, imposed by the British authorities for sedition.

http://indiansaga.com/history/non_cooperation.html

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

Society and Culture: “Teddy” Roosevelt, big game hunter, explorer and ex-US President, visits the Natural History Museum in London, England.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/science-facilities/library/archives/

Music and entertainment: Thirteen year old Louis Daniel Armstrong is released from Reform School after serving a sentence of nearly 18 months for a fire-arms offence on New Year’s Eve, 1912. While in Reform School he has learned to play cornet and bugle in the school band.

http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Louis%20Armstrong.html

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s