BORN TODAY: in Peña Blanca, New Mexico – Joseph Manuel Montoya, US Senator.
BORN TODAY: in Battle Creek, Michigan – John Clark Sheehan, organic chemist.
BORN TODAY: in New York City – Cornelia Glissen, diver.
BORN TODAY: in New York City – Lee Lorch, communist.
BORN TODAY: in Goshen, Indiana – Florence Nusbaum.
BORN TODAY: in Cleveland, Tennessee – Carl Fallberg, animator.
BORN TODAY: in New York City – Edmond O’Brien, actor.
Local journalism, 100 years ago today: in England, the Western Times provides its readers with an update:
“Cycle accident – On enquiry at the Royal Devon and Hospital last evening we were informed that the youth, Albert Madge, who met with a serious accident on Wednesday through colliding, while cycling, with a taxi-cab in Queen-street, Exeter, had passed a comfortable day.”
Crime and punishment: At the Tower of London, at 6.00AM, Ernst Waldemar Melin, a Swedish national, is executed by firing squad for the crime of spying on behalf of the German government.