12th September 1914 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: In Newport, Wales – “Q” in James Bond films from Goldfinger (1964 – aged 50) to “The World is Not Enough (1999 – aged 85) – aka Desmond Llewelyn.

http://www.nndb.com/people/702/000024630/

War!

At Newbury, in the South of England,where a number of regiments are encamped on the racecourse, around 2000 horses are involved in a serious stampede  which spills over into the town where  “some of the horses went through shop windows, and carts were overturned”. 

http://www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk/key-dates/1914/09/yeomanry-horses-stampede-at-newbury-racecourse/

Peace

Mining accidents: At Ralph’s Mine in Huntly, Waikat, on New Zealand’s North Island an explosion kills 43 of the 60 miners who are working today.

http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/kids/nzdisasters/ralphsmine.asp

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