16th May 1914 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: In Kansas City – the Grand League of the American Horseshoe Pitchers Association, now known as the (US) National Horsehoe Pitchers Association.


Science and technology: The Spectator reports on an exhibition in London by the American, French born, inventor Emile Bachelet, who has created a working model of a flying [maglev] train, intended for use for delivering postal packets, with a conjectured speed of three hundred miles per hour.




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