20th February 1914 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Johannesburg, South Africa – John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly, Jr., game-show host.

http://www.nndb.com/people/652/000059475/

Society and culture: In Frankfurt, Germany, Rosa Luxemburg stands trial for encouraging public disobedience by making anti-war speeches in which she called on young German men to refuse to take up arms against their French brothers. She is given a one year prison sentence.

http://rosaluxemburgblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/on-this-day-20-feb-1914-frankfurt/

Shipping accidents: The Fethard lifeboat is destroyed in a storm off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 9 of its 14 crew while attempting to rescue the crew of the cargo ship “Mexico” with a cargo of South American mahogany.

http://www.broadsheet.ie/2012/02/24/indie-band-or-trawler-survivors/

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