13th August 1914 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: In Lahore in British India (now in Pakistan) – Munawar Hussain, Pakistani cricket umpire.

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

War!

In Belgium, three of the forts which have been holding out under sustained shelling from giant German guns surrender.

In St Petersburg, Alfred Kattner – an employee in the German embassy – is killed when an angry Russian mob ransacks  and torches the building.

http://www.stahlgewitter.com/14_08_13.htm

In Istria, Croatia, the steamship “Baron Gautsch”, strikes an underwater mine and sinks near the town of Rovinj, where it now protected by the Croatian authorities and considered to be “among the best known and most attractive diving locations in Europe and in the world“.

http://www.bijelilav.org/docs/First%20Announcement.pdf

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