Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Today -100: August 16, 1916: Of Huns and barbarians


Pres. Wilson proposes the railroad situation be resolved by the employers granting an 8-hour day and the unions dropping demands for overtime pay.

Germany says it will no longer try to avoid killing civilians when bombing Britain from zeppelins. It says this is totally justified as a response to two incidents last year when the HMS Baralong sank u-boats (which were attacking other British ships) and then shot the survivors in the first incident, and possibly ran down a lifeboat in the second.

The Germans are not happy about being called “Huns” and barbarians.

Headline of the Day -100:


A biologist and member of the Prussian Diet.


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