15th April 1913 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY – “Scouting” (for Boys) – the magazine of the Boy Scouts of America.

First Balkan War: Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire agree to a cessation of hostilities.

Arms Race: In Portsmouth, UK – HMS Spanker, originally launched in 1889, is recommissioned after being converted to a minesweeper.

Women’s Suffrage: In St Leonards-On-Sea, on England’s South Coast, “Levetleigh’ the country mansion of Arthur Du Cros, local Member of Parliament and outspoken critic of the suffragette movement, is destroyed in an arson attack. The suffragettes leave calling cards, including literature and a postcard.

Shipping Accidents: Today marks the first anniversary (1913) of the loss of 1502 lives when the RMS Titanic sank (in 1912) in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Society and culture: The society “Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor” is founded in Sydney, Australia, by Eileen O’Connor and Father Edward McGrath. Worthy Centenary!  http://ourladysnurses.org.au/

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