On this day (January 25)
Arthur Cecil Alport
South African physician, born January 25, 1880, Beaufort West, Karoo region, Western Cape province; died April 17, 1959, London.
William Wedderburn, 4th Baronet
Scottish politician and civil servant in India, born March 1838, Edinburgh; died January 25, 1918.
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