Having entertained myself over the course of the last thousand days by exploring the world a century ago, I will be taking a break from “onehundredyearsagotoday”. The future always appearing less structured than the past, I cannot say with certainly if, or when, I will return to this blog. I hope you have enjoyed, from time to time, the first thousand day instalment.
~ on the River Mersey – HMS Constance, a “C” class light cruiser for the (British) Royal Navy’s 4th light cruiser squadron of the Grand Fleet. She will take part in the Battle of Jutland (1916), and visit China in the late 1920s before being sold for scrap in 1936, aged 21.
~ In Lannelly, in South Wales – the idea of converting an existing factory for the production of six inch shells. The plan is approved by the Ministry in two days, and the first shell is produced in just 5 weeks.
Local journalism, 100 years ago today: in England, the Western Times provides its readers with an update:
“Cycle accident – On enquiry at the Royal Devon and Hospital last evening we were informed that the youth, Albert Madge, who met with a serious accident on Wednesday through colliding, while cycling, with a taxi-cab in Queen-street, Exeter, had passed a comfortable day.”
BORN TODAY: in Milan – Maria Corti, Italian philologist, literary critic and novelist, “considered one of the leading literary scholars of post-World War II Italy”, despite that her “early academic career coincided with Italian Fascism and was curtailed by laws which prohibited women from holding university or liceo teaching positions”. [Wikipedia]