25th June 1914 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: in Gelsenkirche, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany – Lorenz Marie Hackenholt, “gas chamber expert”.

http://www.holocaust-history.org/Tregenza/Tregenza02.shtml

World Affairs: Archduke Franz-Ferdinand, heir to the thrones of Austria-Hungary, arrives by train in the town of Ilidza, a suburb of Sarajevo, where he is joined by his wife,  Sophie. He will spend the weekend inspecting military manoeuvres while she visits (catholic) churches, schools, charities etc.

http://h.etf.unsa.ba/vmuzej-atentata/galerija/gallery.htm

Fire: In Massachusetts, the Great Salem fire destroys  1376 buildings, making 20,000 homeless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Salem_Fire_of_1914

Postcard from Salem

http://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/fire_photos/10/

Society and Culture:  At Number 8, Second Avenue, in Forest Town, in England’s industrial midlands, Elijah Mottishaw, miner, and his wife Sarah, get a “surprise” visit from George Frederick Ernest Albert Windsor and his wife, Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes, better known as King George V of the United Kingdom and Dominions (and Emperor of India), and his wife, Queen Mary.

http://www.ourmansfieldandarea.org.uk/page/royal_visit_to_a_miners_cottage

 

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