8th January, 1915 (Friday)

BORN TODAY:

In Atherton, Missouri – Walker Cooper, baseball player.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walker_Cooper

DIED TODAY:

~ in the Blackfeet Nation, USA – Goes in All Around Chief Coward, wife of Chief Coward of the Blackfeet Nation.

http://www.blackfeetgenealogy.com/pafg94.htm#7857

~ Also D.E.Baker, Masonic Brother of the Eureka Lodge in Monticello, Arkansas.

http://www.argenweb.net/drew/dcmas.html

Centenary Celebrations – The USA marks 100 years since the  Battle Of New Orleans, when Major General Andrew Jackson defeated the invading British Army, intent on seizing New Orleans and the vast territory the United States had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase.

Cinema: D.W.Griffith’s controversial film: “Birth of a Nation” opens to accusations of racism and attempts by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to get it banned.

http://spartacus-educational.com/USAbirthN.htm

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