27th November 1914 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Neu-Ulm, Bavaria – Gustav Knittel, many time decorated Nazi Party Sturmbannführer and convicted war criminal. [Wikipedia]



Society and culture: In Grantham in England, Mrs Edith Smith becomes Britain’s first ever police woman “called in by Lincolnshire’s Chief Constable to help deal with the upsurge in prostitution in the area because huge numbers of new army recruits were billeted there for training. Such was the seriousness of the problem that the Town Council and local Watch Committee were persuaded by the Chief Constable to allow her to be sworn in with full powers of arrest”.



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