24th October 1913 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Bassano del Grappa, Italy – Tito Gobbi, Italian operatic baritone.


Ireland: At Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, around 400 Protestants attend a rally in support of Home Rule (ie Independence) for Ireland.


Labour Relations: In Wellington, New Zealand, deteriorating industrial relations between employers and wharf workers (“wharfies”) lead to the first violent clashes in what will – in due course – become  a general strike.



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