15th May 1914 (Friday)

BORN TODAY:  at Lutopecny, near Kroměříž, in the Moravia region of Czechoslovakia – Alois Siska, survivor. “One man’s struggle against Nazi tyranny, the elements and Communism” .


Arms Race: The British First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill visits the the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps in Kent.


Women’s suffrage: In the west of England, the Western Times reports: “Men support suffrage”:

“A meeting under the auspices of the National Union of Women Suffrage Societies and the Conservative and Unionist Women’s Franchise Association was held at the Barnfield Hall, Exeter, Tuesday afternoon. Miss Montgomery, who was announced to preside, was unable to be present… In the evening, at the Barnfield Hail, there was meeting for men only in connection with the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies. It was the first of such meetings promoted by the Southwestern Federation, and though the hall was not full, the attendance was certainly good, and a smack of novelty was lent to the proceedings by the fact that smoking was permitted—a concession, if that description may be used, which those on the platform took full advantage of.”     [Western Times – 15 May 1914]



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