20th April 1914 (Monday)

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

http://www.sf-fan.de/artikel-und-news/karel-thole-1914-2000.html

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.

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

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”.

http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/tampicoincident.htm

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

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s