Friday, February 17, 2017

Today -100: February 17, 1917: Of cannons and prohibition


Wilson’s Cabinet still hasn’t decided whether to arm merchant ships, which would 1) give them some protection against u-boats, but also 2) ensure that u-boats would never give ships warning and allow crews to evacuate. Also, it 3) might lead to war.

The Minnesota Legislature votes for a referendum on prohibition in 1918 while the Texas Lege rejects a prohibition resolution.


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