BORN TODAY: At a meeting of the Industrial Peace Committee in the rooms of a man of the Church at Trinity College Dublin – the Irish Citizen Army, a workers defence force which will grow up to become a revolutionary socialist armed force.
Arms Race: In Glasgow, Scotland – the British Royal Navy launches the HMS Benbow, an “Iron Duke” class battleship.
Labour Relations: In Wellington, New Zealand – George Adkin, farmer turned strike breaker, is having a bad day at the camp set up for the special constables:
“Howling storm al night + continued rain during morning. Six of us … kept in camp for fatigue duties – cleaning up sleeping quarters, preparing vegetables for dinner etc. By some mismanagement our party had to do the work for about 4 squadrons – we also did a lot of swearing gratis”. [George Adkins diary – Museum of New Zealand].