13th January 1914 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: in Gedinne, in the Belgian province of Namur – Jijé (real name Joseph Gillain), Belgian comics artist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jij%C3%A9

Labour Relations: In South Africa, in response to widening industrial activity by white workers  in the railways, mining and other industries – the Government declares Martial Law and mobilises large forces, including commandos, police and “reliable citizens” enrolled as armed special constables.

http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/4090/1/Ann_O’Quigley_-_The_1914_Strike.pdf

Fire: In Marion, Ohio, the Olney Avenue school building is destroyed by fire. 320 children “many of them are highly delighted” are left temporarily without schooling.

http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/oh/fires/marion-schoolfire1914.htm

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