30th May 1914 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: in London, England – Betty Violet Marie Baskcomb, Stalwart of stage, screen and the glory days of radio drama” [The Independent].

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/betty-baskcomb-36478.html

Restless Earth: In California, the Lassen Volcano stirs after 27,000 years dormant, with a steam explosion which will prove to be the first in 8 years of increasingly violent activity.

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

Shipping News: The Cunard Line’s “RMS Aquitania” sets out on her maiden voyage from Britain to New York, just one day after the loss of over a thousand lives on the RMS Empress of Ireland in the St Lawrence River.

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

Sport: At Indianapolis, the  fourth 500 mile sweepstake race is won by a Frenchman – M. René Thomas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1914_Indianapolis_500

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30th April, 1914 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY:

~ In Johannesburg, South Africa – Kitty Black, “The Queen  of British pirate radio”.

http://www.offshoreradio.co.uk/kitty.htm

http://www.offshoreechos.com/Kitty%20Black.htm

~ On England’s Isle of Wight – Sir Christopher George Rhodes, soldier, actor, Baronet.

http://shelf3d.com/i/Christopher%20Rhodes

~ In Sofia, Bulgaria – Sijka Petrova, soprano.