10th December 1914 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: in New Orleans – Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton, secretary, beauty queen, “MIss New Orleans” 1931, big band singer, girlfriend of J Edgar Hoover, and hollywood star better known to the world as Dorothy Lamour.

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

War!

On the Home Front: At the Crown Court in Belfast, in (British) Ireland, locally resident German businessman Paul Wentzel is acquitted of spying but detained anyway as an alien, deported and interned in a “concentration” camp on the Isle of Man with other Germans.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-26082799

 

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