Sunday, March 16, 2014

Today -100: March 16, 1914: Of rangers, streetcars, war scares, and llamas

Suffrage graffiti appears all over Birmingham Cathedral, including on the Burne-Jones stained-glass windows.

Oh, there are only 15 Texas Rangers total. Anyway, they’re all now stationed on the Mexican border.

A wildcat strike hits Terra Haute, Ind. streetcars, literally, with some cars wrecked.

The Russian cabinet explains to leaders of the Duma the need to increase the military by 460,000 men.

Headline of the Day -100: “PLEASED WITH WAR SCARE.; German Chauvinists Congratulate Themselves on Its Success.” Jingo newspapers think the scare they, um, scared up has intimidated Russia.

Headline of the Day -100 (yes, there’s a second headline of the day -100 because shut up): “Llama for Bryan Ordered Deported.” A gift to the secretary of state from the mayor of Buenos Aires, the curly-haired llama has foot-and-mouth disease. Since it would be destroyed if sent back, it will be sent on to London,

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