13th September 1914 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: in London, England – Leonard Feather, jazz pianist, composer and music journalist.

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

War!

Ireland: In Washington DC, former British diplomat Sir Roger Casement secretly meets with Franz von Papen, the German military attaché, to seek Germany’s support in the effort to win independence from British rule for Ireland.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/irish-nationalist-seeks-german-support

Western Front: The first day of the Battle of the Aisne, with French and British troops pursuing German forces which  were turned at the Battle of the Marne, sees the start of trench warfare, which will come to characterise the war on the Western Front for the next 4 years.

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

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