Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights Ed 25


Catch up with the top stories over the past fortnight. Click on images for full stories.

9th April: Suffragette smashes British Museum cases with meat cleaver

A woman wielding a meat cleaver smashed ten cases in the Asiatic Section of the British Museum in London today.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

12th April: Increase in emigration figures since 1912

According to an official return 30,967 emigrated from Ireland in 1913, an increase of 1,623 since 1912.

(Photo: National Archives of Ireland: CSO/RP 1914, 379 3)

13th April: Window cleaner dies after being impaled on railings

A window cleaner, Brendan Cummins, has died in Dublin after being impaled on railings.

(Photo: South Dublin County Libraries)

13th April: Four gunmen given the electric chair in New York today

Four gunmen, Dago Frank (Frank Cirofici), Whitey Lewis (Seidmshner), Lefty Louis (Louis Rosenberg) and Gyp the Blood (Harry Horowitz) who were sentenced to death for the murder of gambler Herman Rosenthal two years ago were electrocuted in Sing Sing Prison this morning.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.20540 USA)

14th April: Carson - ‘I represent not a constituency, but a nation’

Sir Edward Carson inspected three battalions of the Ulster Volunteers near Antrim Castle yesterday.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, LROY 02349)

15th April: Americans demand apology from Mexicans

The arrest of a detachment of United States marines at Tampico in Mexico has provoked a serious dispute between the United States and Mexico.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 25 April 1914)

16th April: Low pay of Irish schoolteachers condemned

Irish national school teachers were poorly paid in comparison to their counterparts in other countries, the annual congress of the Irish National Teachers’ organisation was told today in the Guild Hall in Derry.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, CDB 057)

19th April: Curragh Mutiny - more revelations

The Ulster Unionist Council has claimed that there was ‘a wicked and damnable plot against Ulster’ which had been orchestrated by the British government.

(Photo: © National Portrait Gallery, London)

21st April: Magnificent reception welcomes King and Queen to Paris

King George V and the Queen were welcomed by a magnificent reception on their visit to Paris today.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 25 April 1914)



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