Saturday, May 02, 2015
Headline of the Day -100:
The warning was that ad taken out by the German embassy in various newspapers suggesting that Americans not travel across the Atlantic on any British steamships (see yesterday’s post). Asked about the ad, the Lusitania’s Captain William Turner laughed and said, “I wonder what the Germans will do next.”
Bon voyage, Lusitania.
The Summit Silk Company is evicting striking silk workers and their the families from their company-owned houses.
China rejects most of Japan’s demands.
The town of Warren, Illinois swears in its first woman mayor, and indeed Illinois’s first woman mayor, Angela Canfield. Under her leadership, the town council orders the closure of the town’s two poolrooms, its shooting range, and a boxball alley (whatever that might be). And that’s just in her first 7 minutes in power.
I know what I’ll be wearing this summer.