7th February 1915 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: In Astoria, New York – Eddie Bracken, “an American comic actor with a surprisingly suave and pleasing singing voice. His career on stage, screen, and television portraying bewildered, long-suffering comic heroes spanned over seventy years, hitting its peak in the mid-1940s”  [Masterworks Broadway].



Eastern Front: In the middle of a snowstorm, Otto von Below’s German Eighth Army launches a surprise attack against Russian forces (“the Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes).


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