5th July 1913 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: In West Hampstead, London, UK – The London Wireless Club, which later  became the Radio Society of Great Britain. HAPPY CENTENARY RSGB!

Shipping News: The White Star Line acquires the Ocean Liner “SS Ceramic“, launched in 1912 by Harland & Wolff in Belfast. Apart from a short service as a troop carrier during World War 1 she will serve on the Liverpool to Australia route for over 29 years, until she is sunk by German U-boat U515 on 6 December 1942, with only 1 survivor from the 656 souls on board.

Labour Relations: In Johannesburg, South Africa, rioting mine workers are confronted by the South African  (ie British) Army who kill over twenty strikers and injure many more.

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