18th September 1913 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: RAF Halton, the air force base near Wendover in Buckinghamshire, England.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafhalton/publicinfo/centenaryyouthrugbyhistory.cfm

~ Also, in Chatham Islands in the South Pacific, Chatham Island Radio.

http://maritimeradio.org/zlc/

World Affairs (Second Balkan War): In Constantinople, representatives of Bulgaria and Turkey agree the delineation of the new Thracian border separating the two countries. [The Spectator, 20th September 1913]

http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/20th-september-1913/2/on-thursday-at-constantinople-articles-of-agreemen

Law, order and labour relations:

~ In the Colorado coalfields, at the Ludlow tented camp of striking miners evicted from their homes, company guard who has raped a number of miners’ wives, is shot dead.

http://pubs.socialistreviewindex.org.uk/sr222/newsing.htm

~ In Ireland 300 striking farm workers from Swords, North of Dublin, march into Dublin, accompanied by the Swords pipe and drum band, to take part in labour demonstrations.

“The principal rallying-ground for the Larkinites” – The Swords Riot of 1913

Society and culture: In Heidelberg, Germany Princess Sophie Augustine Ida Karoline Pauline Agnes Elisabeth Ernestine von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, aged 25,  shoots herself after her family refuse to allow her to marry the son of a local banker.

Music and entertainment: On Broadway, the Al Jolson musical “The Honeymoon Express” begins an eight month tour, including the songs: :The Spaniard That Blighted My Life”;  “You Made Me Love You”; and  “Who Paid the Rent for Mrs Rip Van Winkle ?”.

http://jolson.jimdo.com/theatre/broadway-shows/the-honeymoon-express/

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