23rd November 1914 (Monday)


~ in Los Angeles – Emmett Ashford “Baseball’s first black umpire”.


~ in the Bharatpur District of Rajastan in Western India –  Krishan Chander, the urdu fiction writer who wrote “Lahore [then in British India now in Pakistan] is a place where I was born”


~ in Palmerston North, New Zealand – Eric Orgias, RAF pilot who died in a night time crash while flying a Blenheim in June 1940, aged 25.



In the Middle East: An Anglo-Indian force, having yesterday found that the city of Basra in Turkish Mesopotamia (now Iraq) is now empty of Turkish forces, marches into the city “with colours flying and bands playing” [Roger Ford: “Eden to Armageddon – World War 1 in the Middle East”].



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