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.



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.


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.




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