5th December 1914 (Saturday)

BORN  TODAY: in Paris, France – Odette Joyeux, “actress, playwright and novelist” [Wikipedia].


Exploration: In South Georgia, in the South Atlantic, Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition departs Grytviken whaling station, aboard the Endurance, in a bid to cross Antarctica from the Weddell Sea coast to the Ross Sea coast.



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