14th January 1914 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY: in a hostel for fallen women, Edith.


World Affairs: A young(ish) Winston Churchill is the subject of a a “Punch” magazine cartoon as his proposals for funding the British Navy in its maritime arms race with Germany receive the approval of his former Conservative party opponents.

Society, culture and migration: In Mombasa, Kenya – Karen Dinesen arrives from Denmark and on the same day marries her second cousin and fiance, Bror Flixen-Finecke, before taking up residence at their newly acquired coffee plantation. Later she wrote: “Here at long last one was in a position not to give a damn for all conventions, here was a new kind of freedom which until then one had only found in dreams!” [Wikipedia].




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