8th September 1915 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY: in London – Frank Pullen, entrepreneur, and Bryan Wynter, landscape painter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Pullen

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/bryan-wynter-2176

War!

War from the Air: A German Zeppelin bombs the City of London, killing 22 and injuring another 87.

http://www.da.mod.uk/WWI/Galleries/WWI-Artwork/Zeppelin-raid-over-London-8-September-1915-John-Fraser-1858-1927

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1st September 1915 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY: in Sialkot, in British India (now in Pakistan) – Rajinder Singh Bedi, Urdu playwright and later a Hindi film director and screenwriter. “In his memory, the Government of Punjab has started a “Rajinder Singh Bedi Award” in the field of Urdu Literature”. [Wikipedia]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajinder_Singh_Bedi

3rd March 1914 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY:

~ in Zaragoza, Spain – Maria Mombiola, Spanish anarchist and member of the Maquis (resistance) against Franco.

~ In India, “”Pandit” Puttaraj Gawai, musician in the classical Hindustani tradition

~ In Brooklyn, New York  – Charlotte Henry, US actress who lost her identity as Alice in Wonderland.

~ In Vejrum, in the northwest corner of Jutland, Denmark – Asger Oluf Jørgensen, political artist, essayist and founding member of the Situationist International.

http://libcom.org/history/mombiola-maria-1914-1999.

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

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

http://www.escapeintolife.com/artist-watch/asjer-jorn/

Extreme weather: In the USA, Philadelphia is buried under 6 to 10 feet of snow.

http://www.phillyhistory.org/blog/index.php/2006/11/the-snow-piled-six-feet-high/

18th January 1914 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY:

~ In Llubljana, in the Duchy of Carniola, Austria-Hungary (now the capital of Slovenia) – Vitomil Zupan, Slovenian writer and poet.

~ In Hamburg, Germany – Arno Schmidt, author and translator.

~ In Geitau bei Bayrischzell, Bavaria – Marianne Schech, operatic soprano.

~In Buenos Aires, Argentina  – Oscar Rubens, “prototypical lyricist of the 40s”.

“His family came from Ekaterinoslav, in Ukraine. His parents, the cobbler Motl and María Kaplán, a teacher at the Hebrew school, decided to emigrate because of the scourge of anti-Semitism, that had broken out again at times of the Russian-Japanese war. They arrived in Buenos Aires in the early 1906 with three daughters, Luisa, Aída and Eugenia. In Argentina they would have seven children more, the second of which was Luis, born in 1908 and with whom the tango dynasty began together with Mauri, Elías (who used the pseudonym Elías Randall) and Oscar. The Rubinsteins or Rubisteins (in the documents of some of them the “n” disappeared) were part of a massive Jewish emigration”. [Todotango.com].

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

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

http://www.discogs.com/artist/1031467-Marianne-Schech

http://www.todotango.com/english/creadores/orubens.asp