21st October 1914 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY: in Tulsa, Oklahoma – Martin Gardner, mathematical gamester and “widely-read debunker of pseudoscientific canards”.



War on two fronts: the German army is heavily embroiled on the Western Front at Ypres and simultaneously on the Eastern Front, near Warsaw, where the Russians have driven the German forces back across the Vistula.




In the south of England a group of sightseers are enjoying an end of season trip to the seaside in a modern “charabanc” (pronounced in english – sharrabang)…


… meanwhile on the other side of the world, farmer George Adkin spends  his day in the rain, tending his sheep: docking the lambs, dagging the ewes and building a punga sheep bridge.



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