27th June 1914 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: in London – Robert Fordyce Aickman, co-founder of the english Inland Waterways Association, preserving the country’s canal system.

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

World Affairs: In London, the American Colonel House, foreign adviser to  US president Woodrow Wilson, has lunch with the British Foreign Secretary  (Minister for Foreign Affairs). Colonel House has just returned from Berlin and Paris as part of a peace-keeping mission. The two men agree that “neither England, Germany, Russia, nor France desire war.”

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/colonel-house-meets-with-british-foreign-secretary-in-london

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