Saturday, October 26, 2013

Today -100: October 26, 1913: Of baby prohibitionists, nations stained by blood, and zeppelin trust


The Women’s Christian Temperance Union is holding a world congress (its first) in Brooklyn. Someone brought their 10-month-old baby and dedicated him to a life of total abstinence. I didn’t know you could do that. The congress passed a resolution asking the general convention of the Episcopal Church to replace its communion wine with grape juice.

Woodrow Wilson gives a speech in Mobile saying that every nation in the Western Hemisphere should not be “stained by blood or supported by anything but the consent of the governed,” adding, “Hey, did you get that I was subtly referring to Mexico there?”

Headline of the Day -100: “German Trust in Zeppelins Shaken.”


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1 comment:

David Chappell said...

You can dedicate a baby to water but you can't stop him drinking.