Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Today -100: April 2, 1919: Of anti-saloon territories, food aid, pictures, and walkin’ Taft


Chicago Mayor “Big Bill” Thompson (R) is re-elected despite efforts to paint him as anti-patriotic. His 3 opponents split the vote against him. An oddly phrased proposition asking “Shall Chicago become anti-saloon territory?” passes by a wide margin as a protest vote against national Prohibition.

The first shipments of outside food arrive in Germany. If I read the article correctly, it only took two months of negotiations over the details.

The Justice Department claims to have broken up a plot by an alleged agent of Trotsky, William Wyciss, to seize federal munitions and blow up factories in Pittsburgh.

The Prussian Minister of Religion and Education informs schools they may no longer hang pictures of former kaiser Wilhelm or the crown prince.

Former president William Howard Taft finds himself in Detroit without any change, so he has to walk 1½ miles to City Hall to ask the mayor to cash a check for him.


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David Chappell said...

"The Prussian Minister of Religion and Education informs schools they may no longer hang pictures of former kaiser Wilhelm or the crown prince."

They may only hang them in person.