Friday, October 09, 2015

Today -100: October 9, 1915: Or unserious riots, trees, ambassadors, abusive speaking, and ancient aunties

The head of the Russian Red Cross, Dr. Sosnowski, says that last month’s riots in Moscow were not serious and were totally started by German provocateurs, and everyone really leaves Tsar Nicholas. Just keep telling yourself that, comrade.

Karl Liebknecht, the socialist member of the German Reichstag illegally drafted despite his parliamentary immunity, is injured by a falling tree. War is hell.

The Allies’ ambassadors all leave Bulgaria.

Jacques Delcassé, son of French Foreign Minister Théophile Delcassé, is a prisoner of war of the Germans, who sentence him to one year in a fortress (which is probably not as cool as it sounds) for “speaking abusively of Germany” and refusing orders. His father will resign as foreign minister next week, although as far as I know that’s unrelated to this.

Headline of the Day -100:
“Auntie” Mahaley Gibbs of Memphis, age 137.

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