25th July 1914 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: in Nabrežina near Trieste (then the Mediterranean port of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, eventually annexed by Italy at the expense of its Slovene community)  – Miroslav Zei, Slovenian marine biologist, after whom the The Miroslav Zei Award  for outstanding scientific achievements in Biology (bestowed by the Slovenian National Institute of Biology) is named.


World Affairs: The Serbian Government accepts all but one of the Austro-Hungarian demands in “almost humiliating” reply to the ultimatum. Both Serbia and Austria mobilize their troops. Serbia appeals to Russia for assistance. Serbian general Radomir Putnik, who happens to be visiting Budapest, is immediately arrested. Later he is released in a “chivalrous and possibly self-defeating gesture by the Austro-Hungarian emperor” [Wikipedia].




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