20th March 1914 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Medindie, Adelaide, South Australia – Thomas Currie ‘Diver’ Derrick, posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery against Japanese forces at Sattelburg ridge on the Huon Peninsula, New Guinea in 1943.

http://www.sahistorians.org.au/175/chronology/march/20-march-1914-thomas-diver-derrick-vc.shtml

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

Ireland: In Curragh, County Kildare, where the British Army has its main base in Ireland, many army officers threaten to resign their posts rather than obey possible imminent orders from the government in London for them to take action against the rebellious paramilitary Ulster Volunteers (the Curragh “incident” or “mutiny”).

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

Sport: the Directors of the Arsenal football (soccer) club in London are forced to temporarily close the ground after torrential rain reveals structural problems at the new Highbury ground.

http://www.blog.woolwicharsenal.co.uk/archives/5828

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