22nd December 1913 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: place unknown – Sikkimese rifleman Padam Singh Gurung, Ghurka rifleman, world war 2 veteran and recipient of the┬áBurma War Medal, Jammu and Kashmir Medal, Independence Medal (India) and Republic Day Award (Sikkim). Died in July 2012 in his 99th year.

http://sikhim.blogspot.com/2012/07/rifleman-padam-singh-gurung-born-1913.html

Transport: At the Brooklands racing circuit in southern England, Briton LG “Cupid” Hornsted sets a new land speed record in excess of 200 kilometres per hour driving in a Benz 200 horse power racing car (“Blitzenbenz”).

http://www.emercedesbenz.com/autos/mercedes-benz/classic/mercedes-benz-history-hornstead-sets-world-record-in-blitzenbenz/attachment/mercedes-history-899234r253/

Accidents: In Melbourne, Australia – the “Argus” reports the death of 19 year old Gordon Campbell Murch, killed by a motor car while riding his bicycle.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/7259961?

Society and Culture: The Plattsburgh Daily Press in New York state reports an upcoming conference of hygienists whose aim is “to produce a better race of men”.

http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn84031094/1913-12-22/ed-1/seq-1/

Women’s suffrage: Lilian Lenton, serial suffragette arsonist, is re-arrested (after escaping from a nursing home) for an arson attack on a house in Cheltenham, England.

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=16806

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