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].

http://www.masterworksbroadway.com/artist/eddie-bracken

War!

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).

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

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