19th June 1915 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY:

~ at the New York naval shipyard – USS Arizona, a Pennsylvania class battleship sent to the bottom of Pearl Harbour on 7th December 1941, aged 26, along with 1,177 US servicemen.

https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=USS_Arizona_(BB-39)

~ In Brooklyn – the Fourth Avenue subway, with trains running to Coney Island.

http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Brooklyn’s_Subway_Will_Open_Today_(Fourth_Ave._Line)_(1915)

~ in the Bronx – Julius Schwartz, pioneer comic editor.

http://www.nndb.com/people/835/000044703/

~ In Harlem – Henry Christian LeTang, choreographer.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.obituaries/kOx5hNexzGA

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