11th April 1914 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: in Concordia, in the province of Entre Rios in Argentina – Hector Alaya, composer and guitarist.


World Affairs: In Newcastle, in northern England, the UK’s anarchists hold their national conference.


Arms Race: Surveying the curious position of the British Army after the recent “Curragh Mutiny” (the refusal of some British Officers to follow orders in suppressing para-military unionist activity in Ireland), the “Spectator” magazine contrasts the situations in the UK and Germany:

“The difficulty here is to get the Army to use the sword and the bayonet, the rifle and the machine gun upon the civilian. In Germany the difficulty is to prevent the Army using them”.


Labour Relations: “Industrial Workers of the World”, the international revolutionary industrial labor organisation, stages a rally in New York City.


Theatre: At Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” receives its London premiere, having previously opened in a German language version in Vienna (October 1913) and in New York (March 1914).



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