28th May, 1914 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: In Madras, in British India (now Chennai) – Group Captain Wilfrid George Gerald Duncan Smith, Distinguished Service Order (DSO)  and Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) – World War 2 British flying ace; author of “Spitfire into Battle”; and father of the UK’s Conservative Party Leader (2001 to 2003).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._G._G._Duncan_Smith

Shipping News: The Royal Mail Steamship the Empress of Ireland leaves Quebec, Canada, bound for Liverpool, England, carrying 1477 passengers and crew, but missing one cat.

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

Emmy the Cat, “A loyal ginger moggie who had never once missed a voyage, repeatedly tried to escape…the crew could not coax her aboard, and the Empress departed without her…”

http://www.poseidon-offshore.co.uk/index.php/component/content/article/56

Ireland: At Curragh, near Dublin, the (British) South Irish Horse Regiment and their wives and families are enjoying a Regimental Sport Day.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060023376