8th January, 1914 (Thursday)


~ In Dayton, Ohio – Thomas Watson Jr, son of the founder of IBM, the second President of IBM from 1952 (aged 38)  to 1971 (aged 57); 11th National President of the Boy Scouts of America (1964-68) and 16th US Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1979-81). [Wikipedia].

~ location unknown – Vida Christobel Miles, later sister Stephen Maria Miles, Franciscan Missionary sister who died in Jamaica on 3rd October 2013, aged 99 years.



A murder unsolved: The body of 5 year old Willie Starchfield is discovered under a railway seat on a train in North London.


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