Friday, October 10, 2014

Today -100: October 10, 1914: That’s a lot of shells


Germany captures Antwerp (update: maybe).  They can now use it as a base for zeppelin attacks on London.

A couple of doctors in the Philippines discover the mosquito responsible for transmitting malaria.  The doctors aren’t mentioned in malaria’s Wikipedia page, though.

Supposedly, French President Poincaré’s country house in Sampigny has been hit by 48 German shells.



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