5th November 1914 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: Emmanuel Kiwanuka Nsubuga, Archbishop of Kampala from 1966 to 1990, who spoke out against human rights abuses during the regime of Idi Amin.

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

War!

Britain declares war on Turkey and immediately annexes Cyprus. France also declares war on Turkey.

http://www.eugreeka.com/the-annexation-of-cyprus-by-the-united-kingdom-on-5th-november-1914-an-enduring-turning-point

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

In (nominally) Turkish ruled Egypt (actually already a British “protectorate”) British forces depose the Khedive (the Turkish equivalent of a viceroy) – Abbas II Hilmi Bey, who has reigned since 1892.

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

In London, Selfridges Store is selling puppets of “Guy-ser Bill” to be used as effigies for the English celebration of “Guy Fawkes night”.

http://blog.maryevans.com/2013/11/guy-ser-bill-remember-remember-the-fifth-of-november-.html

 

 

 

 

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