16th February 1914 (Monday)

BORN TODAY – In Howard County, Arkansas – James Clarence (“Jimmy”) Wakely, “one of the last singing cowboys”.


Society and culture: In New South Wales, Charles Gilbert Heydon, a Judge at the Industrial Court, rules that a living wage for a family of four should be 48 shillings a week, and that the living wage should be governed by the degree of prosperity of the age.


Science and technology: In the USA, J. C. Carberry and W. R. Taliaferro set a new army altitude record of 8,700 feet.


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