21st December 1914 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: in Ballarat, Australia – Frank Fenner, who “played a vital role in eradication of smallpox and control of Australia’s rabbit plague”.  [“Famous Australian Men”]

http://www.thefamouspeople.com/australia-men.php

War!

War from the air: the town of Dover, on england’s south coast, experiences the first ever air attack on the british mainland – from a single german aeroplane.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwone/invasion_ww1_01.shtml

Later, the Royal Naval Air Service ~flying a french Farman MF-II ~ perform the first ever night-time bombing mission, attacking a german artillery installation.

http://www.patriotfiles.com/index.php?name=Sections&req=viewarticle&artid=7020&page=1

 

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