3rd February 1914 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: in Greenwich, England – Joseph Halliburton Thomson, draper (retailer or wholesaler of cloth – mainly for clothing).

http://www.myclan.webspace.virginmedia.com/thomson/charles-halliburton-1880.php

Arms Race: At Dumbarton on the River Clyde in Scotland, the shipbuilding company William Denny and Brothers launches HMS Legion on behalf of the British Royal Navy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Legion_(1914)

Leisure: In the village of Eaton Bray, in the English Midlands, the licence to sell alcoholic beverages in the “Labour in Vain” beer-house is not renewed.

http://www.bedfordshire.gov.uk/CommunityAndLiving/ArchivesAndRecordOffice/CommunityArchives/EatonBray/TheLabourInVainBeerhouseEatonBray.aspx

Health and Safety: In Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, the local grammar school building is deemed  unfit and unsafe for human occupation or habitation, and is condemned for demolition.

http://www.willihigh.vic.edu.au/?page_id=784

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