13th January 1914 (Tuesday)

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


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.

Click to access 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.


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