20th April 1914 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: In Bussum, Near Amsterdam in the Netherlands – Carolus Adrianus Maria Thole, science fiction illustrator.


Labour Relations: In Ludlow, Colorado, two dozen men, women and children are killed when the Colorado National Guard and security guards of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company attack a tent colony of 1200 striking coal miners.


World Affairs: US President Wilson asks Congress for the authority to use force against the forces of the Mexican forces of General Huerta in response to the “Tampico Incident”.


Music and entertainment: At the Palace Theatre in London, Elsie Janis sings “Mollie was a Flapper”.



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