27th September 1913 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: in Pittsburgh PA – Albert Ellis, menswear, gift and novelty salesman turned psychologist. PhD in clinical psychology from Columbia in 1947. Famous quotes included: “neurosis is just a high-class word for whining” and “Freud was full of horseshit”.

http://www.nndb.com/people/447/000159967/

World Affairs: at the Balmoral show-ground in the north of Ireland, Sir Edward Carson reviews a massive parade of the “Ulster Volunteers” (estimated at 12,000 men). Also today, a provisional loyalist government is proclaimed for the counties of Ulster.

http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/articles/provisional-government-for-ulster-formed-in-belfast

Meanwhile, further south, in Dublin, the SS Hare arrives from Salford with its famous cargo of foodstuffs for the City’s strikers, a gift from the British Trades Union Congress.

http://awakenlongford.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/a-little-piece-of-1913-lockout-history-close-to-my-heart/

Society and Culture: The SS MInnehaha of the Atlantic Transport Line sails from Liverpool bound for New York. Captain “Congenial” Claret is supported by Chief Engineer “Blonde”, Chief Steward “Old” and Surgeon “Noisy”. The first class passenger list includes such notables as “The Holy Terror”  “The Frog”  “The Early Victorian”  “the Beauty” “The Angel” “Very Stout” and Mr John G Rollins, a “weapons exporter based in London”.

You couldn’t make it up… or could you?

http://www.gjenvick.com/PassengerLists/AtlanticTransportLine/Westbound/1913-09-27-PassengerList-Minnehaha.html#axzz2fckqf85f

Sport: At Manchester United’s “Old Trafford” football (soccer) ground in Britain, the visitors Oldham Athletic play in front of their largest crowd for a league fixture – 55,000 spectators. The record will not be broken until 1975 when the “Latics” are once again visiting the Old Trafford ground.

http://www.oocities.org/colosseum/midfield/3860/facts.html

Medicine: The “Lancet” medical journal publishes an article from the recent joint session of the sections of Dermatology and Syphilography and of Forensic Medicine at the Seventeenth International Congress of Medicine, London – “Syphilis: Its dangers to the community, and the question of state control”.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(01)77219-4/fulltext

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