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Birth in Marietta, Ohio, of Harrison Gray Otis, president and general manager of the Times-Mirror Company, publisher of the Los Angeles Times. He died in Los Angeles on uly 30, 1917. [Sources: California: An Island on the Land by Carey McWilliams, and Wikipedia.]


The Southern Pacific Railroad completes a rock, gravel, and clay levee to repair a breached canal that had flooded the Imperial Valley. [Sources: California by Kevin Starr, and “Salton Sea history” published by the California Department of Water Resources.]