Titanic Sinks!; 100 YEAR JOURNEY THROUGH CHRISTMAS.
1911: Coventry Colliery is established and five city cinemas open. Amundsen beats Scott to the South Pole. Hit of the Year: Alexander's Ragtime Band. CIn Coventry
1912: Titanic sinks. Militant suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst stands trial for a bomb attack on prime minister Lloyd George's new golf villa.
1913: Christmas report: One child in 12 in Britain's state elementary schools is suffering from disease or effects of poor diet.
1914: Start of the First World War - meant to be "all over by Christmas."
1915: Women urged to quit home for factory; Lusitania is torpedoed by German submarine.
1916: GEC opens factory at Copsewood Grange, Stoke, Coventry. Irish rebels stage uprising in Dublin.
1917: Buffalo Bill - real name William Cody - who once brought his show Wild West Show to Coventry, dies.
1918: The Czar of Russia, his family and servants are killed in a cellar, the First World War ends and, on December 28, women aged 30 and over, finally get the vote.
1919: Riots in Coventry's Broadgate over post-war inflation and unemployment; Coventry City Football Club elected into the second division; American- born Nancy Astor, becomes Britain's first woman MP.
Song of the Year: "My Old Man Said Follow the Van...and don't dilly-dally on the way."
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Oct 26, 1999|
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