Sunday, September 07, 2014

Today -100: September 7, 1914: Days big with destiny

The German army invites residents of Louvain, Belgium to return to what’s left of it.  They pinky-swear there will be no more burning and looting if the Belgians behave themselves.

Headline of the Day -100:  “Kaiser Calls out Old Men.”  Some of the Landsturm troops spotted in Belgium have white hair.

Woodrow Wilson won’t campaign for any Democratic candidates for Congress this year.  He strongly hints that he’ll just be sittin’ in Washington, waiting for the warring European countries to ask him to mediate their little differences and save the day.  “These are days big with destiny for the United States, as for the other nations of the world,” he writes to Rep. Frank Doremus.

British newspapers strongly suspect that the agreement between Britain, France and Russia not to come to a separate peace had secret provisions...

1/3 of Oxford undergrads have volunteered for the army.

The Russians capture a German zeppelin.

King Victor Emmanuel of Italy falls off his horse.

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