21st February 1915 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY – in Kharkiv, in the Russian Empire (soon to be the first city to acknowledge Soviet power, in 1917, and now the second largest city in Ukraine) – Evgeny Mikhailovich Lifshitz, Soviet physicist.


World Affairs: A plan for a general insurrection against British rule in the Punjab, India, fails after informants forewarn the authorities.



War from the air: a German Zeppelin bombs the towns of Braintree and Cochester in England’s eastern county of Essex.


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