17th September 1914 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: in Stockholm – William Grut, Swedish pentathlete and Olympic champion at the 1948 Olympics in London.

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

War!

Western Front: as the Allies (France and Britain) and the Germans try to outflank each other’s armies by moving north after the Battle of the Frontiers, they progressively push the conflict towards the sea: the so called “Race to the Sea” which will end in stalemate on 19th October.

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

Accidents: HMS Fisgard II founders near Portland,  off England’s south coast, with the loss of 17 men.

http://www.devonheritage.org/Places/DevonCounty/CasualtiesofthesinkingofHMSFisgardIIformerlyHMSInvincible.htm

Peace:

Transportation:  In the USA, “Automobile” magazine previews the “Eight-Cylinder Motor for 1915 …  [as] Cadillac Introduces French Motor Design”.

http://cadillacdatabase.com/Dbas_txt/Phocad15.htm

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