Sunday, April 14, 2019

Today -100: April 14, 1919: Of crimes against humanity, red rules, wine, and pension protests


Turkey executes Kemal Bey, the governor of Diarbekr, by public hanging for his role in the Armenian Genocide, making him the first person executed for crimes against humanity.

Armenians are being killed by mobs in Cairo and Alexandria, for some reason. Armenians are killed, Egyptians are shot by British troops, British troops are killed, rinse and repeat.

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Harsh but not entirely unfair. But the Bavarian Soviet Republic really doomed itself when it ordered all caf├ęs to close at 6 pm, an order soon rescinded after popular outrage.

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A Franco-American League for the Protection of Individual Liberty will be formed to fight prohibition, because wine.

Gustav Neuring, Saxony’s war minister, is killed by a mob of veterans outraged over proposed cuts to their pensions. They storm the ministry in Dresden, drag Neuring out, throw him in the Elbe, and shoot him as he tries to get out. The government claims, as was the custom, that Russian agents were behind the incident.


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