23rd January 1914 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Brussels, Belgium – Louis Prince Napoleon – Pretender to the Imperial throne of France from 3rd May 1926 to 3rd May 1997. French Legionnaire with a difference. You couldn’t make it up.

His grandson and heir, Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon, who is the great-great-great-grandnephew of the original Corsican, “worked and lived in New York as an investment banking analyst for Morgan Stanley” – from Master of Europe to Master of the Universe in just five generations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis,_Prince_Napol%C3%A9on

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Christophe_Napol%C3%A9on

Science and technology:  Meanwhile, New Zealand farmer and diarist is getting to grips with ticks, using Cooper’s Liquid Carbolic Dip –  at the rate of 1 gallon of dip to 150 gallons of water.

http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/theme.aspx?irn=4523

Global Finance: the front cover of the French magazine “Excelsior” features a cartoon under the headline “La Dette Publique de L’Europe” showing a frenchman staggering under the heaviest public debt burden in Europe.

Vive la Republique!

http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Europe-s-Public-Debt-cover-of-Excelsior-Magazine-23rd-January-1914-Posters_i6240386_.htm

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