10th November 1913 (Monday)

BORN TODAY (perhaps) – in London, England – Arthur Ernest Mullord (aka Arthur Mullard) – butcher’s lad, soldier, champion regimental boxer, professional boxer, stuntman, comedy cockney and pop singer.


Labour Relations: George Adkin, the New Zealand farmer currently acting as a mounted special constable in the “Great Strike”, records in his diary his disappointment at a missed opportunity for action:

“…at midday “F” Squadron was ordered up to Post Office Square to clear away a mob of strikers who were molesting the foot “specials”.  When we arrived strike pickets had got the men quiet so we lost chance of a good bit of sport – hard luck!  [Museum of New Zealand].


Extreme Weather: in the famous “White Hurricane” of 1913, Cleveland Ohio is shut down by a (still standing) record of 22 inches of snow,  with 18 inches  falling in just the 24-hour period between noon on Nov. 10th and noon on Nov. 11th.


Migration: The “West Australian” newspaper records the arrival at Freemantle of another 1000 immigrants on board the SS Zealandic.

“All kinds of people, practising all kinds of trades [arrived]…If one excepted the universal appearance of ruddy health, perhaps the most striking thing about the immigrants was the strong and serviceable nature of the clothing which they wore. Among these.newcomers was no suggestion of poverty. All were well,though somewhat heavily, clad. Many of  the costumes, however, were quite unsuited to a hot Australian summer. Some of the men were wearing hard-looking leather leggings and boots with soles half an inch thick.”


Society and culture: John Richard Archer, born in Liverpool of Jamaican parents, becomes England’s first ever black mayor, elected to to lead the London Borough of Battersea.


Railway accidents: 53 are injured but without fatalities in a sidelong collision  (?) and derailment in North London.



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