16th January 1914 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Jewell, Georgia, USA – Eugene “Buddy” Moss, blues guitarist.

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

World Affairs: in South Africa, Ghandi achieves Mahatma status.

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/09/march-made-gandhi-mahatma

Accidents:

~ In Whitsands Bay, Cornwall, England – the submarine “A7” sinks with the loss of her 11 crew.

http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mcga07-home/emergencyresponse/mcga-receiverofwreck/mcga-protectedwrecks/mcga-protectedwrecks-military.htm

~ Off the Island of Cherso (Cres, Croatia) in the Adriatic – the Italian cargo ship Nueva Extremadura runs aground and sinks in heavy fog.

http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?160430

Society, culture and recreation:  In Lanarkshire, Scotland, the Larkhall Academy declares the day a “Skating Half Holiday”.

http://www.larkhall.s-lanark.sch.uk/history.html