27th January 1914 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: in Imperial Russia – Anna Larina, revolutionary. Later, Mrs Bukharin. Enemy of the Stalinist regime – internally exiled; imprisoned; informed of her husband’s death by a fellow inmate tapping on the prison walls. Released 21 years after her imprisonment, after Stalin’s death. She lived to see her husband “rehabilitated”, 50 years after his death.

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

~ Also, in Chicago, Illinois – William Edward McManus, Catholic Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana.

http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bmcmanusw.html

World Affairs: The Austro-Hungarian consul in Prizren in Serbian Kosovo (previously part of the Ottoman Empire) reports back to his government about Serbian discrimination against muslims and catholics, and on how the Serbians fear an attack from nearby Albania.

http://www.albanianhistory.net/texts20_1/AH1914_6.html

Society and culture: Catholic missionaries from South Africa cross the border and begin their work in Mbabane, in Swaziland.

http://bhubesi.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-countdown-has-begun.html

Women’s rights: In Manitoba, Canada, activist and writer¬†Nellie McClung is rebuffed by the Manitoban Premier, who tells her he believes that “woman suffrage would break up the home and send women to mix up in political meetings”.

Meanwhile, black women in South Africa protest at their inclusion in Pass legislation (restricting rights of movement) previously reserved for African men only.

frogley.wikispaces.com/file/view/Nellie+McClung.doc

http://www.sahistory.org.za/dated-event/women-draw-petition-against-pass-laws