25th April 1914 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY:

~ At Colwyn Bay in North Wales – Sergeant 741779 John Stuart Jones, “Jonah” to his friends in the Guinea Pig Club.

http://www.wellingtont2905.co.uk/jones.html

~ On the Isle of Wight in Southern England – Sergeant 563427 C W Cooke, Royal Air Force, lost without trace in a Bristol Blenheim aircraft on 8 September 1940 aged 26.

http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/people-eco/eco_cooke_cw.htm

Crime and punishment: In the town of Three Bridges in the South of England, Herbert Brooker stabs his 29 year old girlfriend, Ada Stone, and then cuts her throat, for which murder he will hang at nearby Lewes in three months from now.

http://www.britishexecutions.co.uk/execution-content.php?key=294

Sport – At London’s Crystal Palace soccer ground, Burnley football team beat Liverpool 1-0 in front of a crowd of 80,000 spectators to win the Football Association (FA) Cup.

http://www.clarets-mad.co.uk/feat/ed23/burnley_v_liverpool__fa_cup_final_25th_april_1914_20268/index.shtml

 

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