9th March 1914 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: in Newnan, Georgia, USA – George Peddy Cuttino, Rhodes scholar at Oxford, “Medievalist Extraordinary”, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Professor Emeritus of History at the Emory University in Atlanta.

http://www.emory.edu/home/about/anniversary/essays/cuttino.html

Ireland: in the British House of Commons, a Home Rule (for Ireland) BIll is causing great controversy, including the proposal for the six northern counties to be granted a transitional period of six years before becoming part of a united Ireland. Sir Edward Carson, the leader of the Unionist cause, replies formally to the Parliament: “We do not want sentence of death with a stay of execution for six years.”

http://www.curragh.info/archives/TheCurraghIncidentMarch1914.pdf

Women’s suffrage: At the St Andrew’s Hall  in Glasgow, Scotland, Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst, suffragette and wanted woman (under the notorious “Cat and Mouse” act), is smuggled in to the hall in a laundry basket to address a meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union. When she appears on stage the police rush-in and a riot follows, leading to accusations of police brutality and (unmet) demands for a full public enquiry.

http://www.scottisharchivesforschools.org/suffragettes/emmelinePankhurst.asp

Law and order: In Broken Hill, New South Wales, the “Barrier Miner” (newspaper) reports the death of policeman Sergeant Steele, the “hero of another day” who captured the notorious outlaw Ned Kelly in 1880.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/45274157

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Kelly

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