23rd March 1915 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: United Breweries Holdings Limited, an Indian Non-Government Company registered at the Registrar of Companies, Bangalore, with authorized share capital (now amounting to)  1,000,000,000 Rupees, and paid up capital of Rs. 668,185,220.


After 100 years, the United Breweries group now holds 40% of India’s brewery market…



The Home Front: In Newcastle, in the north of England, 17 year old William Douglass Horsley is found guilty under the Defence Of the Realm Act (DORA) of…

“possessing wireless telegraphy apparatus Including ‘one complete receiving set of a fairly formidable type that could receive a message from a considerable distance, probably Paris or Berlin’. The apparatus was‘home made but very powerful and much more than a mere toy’. Furthermore, its aerials were concealed”

William pleads guilty, is fined 20 shillings (one British pound) and his equipment is confiscated.



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