1st April 1914 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY: On the island of Java, in Indonesia – the city of┬áMalang, “a trade centre of agricultural area in which sugar, rice, coffee, tea, corn, peanuts, cassava, and cinchona bark are grown”. Happy Centenary, Malang!

http://www.eastjava.com/tourism/malang/citytour/about-us.html

Society and culture: In the village of Burston, near Diss, in rural Norfolk, England, schoolchildren, supported by their parents, begin what will become (allegedly) the longest strike in history, in protest at the dismissal of their teacher.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/dna/place-lancashire/plain/A6017456

Extreme Weather: In Massachusetts, it rains molasses. (well, it is April 1st, after all).

http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-nws-molasses-pic,0,6074134.photo