17th October 1914 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: in Cleveland Ohio – Joe Carter, Jerry Ess, Herbert S Fine and Jerry Siegel, who co-created a Super Hero, after his eponymous Super Villain failed to ignite.

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

War!

Eastern Front: In the Battle of the Vistula River (sometimes referred to as the Battle of Warsaw), the german advance on Warsaw is countered by russian forces, and the german commander orders a retreat.

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

War at Sea: At the Battle of Texel, off the Dutch coast, the British Royal Navy destroys a german flotilla of minelayers and torpedo boats.

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

 

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