6th June, 1914 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: In Chelmsford, England – Jack Fisk, son of George, a journeyman plasterer, and his wife, Martha, both originally from Norfolk, and more recently from Braintree. Mr Fisk Senior will die from bronchio-pneumonia in November 1918 in the unhealthy climate of Salonika, Greece, leaving Martha to manage alone with four year old Jack and his seven siblings.


Arms Race: The Imperial Russian Navy launches the battleship “Imperatritsa Ekaterina Velikaya”, renamed the “Svobodnaya Rossiya” in April 1917.





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