Monday, July 23, 2018

Today -100: July 23, 1918: Of declarations of war, dead czars and new kings, and nurses


Honduras declares war on Germany.

Theodore Roosevelt will not run for governor of New York. Too busy with the war, he says. Doing what? Telling other people how he’d run the war if he were in charge, I guess.

The Austrian cabinet resigns.

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Germany doesn’t mind, evidently. Actually, if there’ve been official responses from any countries yet, I haven’t seen them.

Lithuania, nominally independent, picks a king, Duke Wilhelm of Urach, who will be known as Mindaugas II if Germany allows him to, which it won’t, because Kaiser Wilhelm wants the job to go to one of his sons.

The US Army will accept black nurses. Nursing only black patients, of course, because 1918. And only in army camps in the US.


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