BORN TODAY: in Jewell, Georgia, USA – Eugene “Buddy” Moss, blues guitarist.
World Affairs: in South Africa, Ghandi achieves Mahatma status.
~ In Whitsands Bay, Cornwall, England – the submarine “A7” sinks with the loss of her 11 crew.
~ Off the Island of Cherso (Cres, Croatia) in the Adriatic – the Italian cargo ship Nueva Extremadura runs aground and sinks in heavy fog.
Society, culture and recreation: In Lanarkshire, Scotland, the Larkhall Academy declares the day a “Skating Half Holiday”.