28th February 1915 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY:

~ in Petropolis, Brazil – Sir Peter Brian Medawar, Nobel winning biologist.

~ in Sedlčany, Bohemia, in the Austro-Hungarian empire (later Czechoslovakia, now in the Czech Republic) – Jiri Jaromir Machacek, fighter pilot with the Czech airforce, and later the French airforce, who joined the (British) RAF in 1940. Shot down and lost at sea while flying a spitfire in July 1941, aged 26.

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

http://www.bbm.org.uk/Machacek.htm

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