24th March 1914 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: in Riviere du Loup, in the Province of Quebec, Canada – Francis Dioone, Halifax bomber pilot who lost his life along with six of his colleagues when his aircraft crashed in an unexplained accident in Yorkshire, England, in 1944, just a week before his thirtieth birthday.

http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/ryedale/dg295.html

Arms and corruption: In Japan, Yamamoto Gonnohyoe, 8th Prime Minister, is forced to resign in the wake of a corruption scandal involving British and German arms suppliers: Vickers and Siemens.

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

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