Saturday, August 01, 2020

Today -100: August 1, 1920: Of red armies, schemes, and sheep


Trotsky orders the Red Army to capture Warsaw before the start of armistice talks. Russia has postponed those talks twice.

Now that the run on his scheme is over, Charles Ponzi is thinking about going into politics.

Woodrow Wilson is going to sell off the White House sheep, 48 of whom have been employed keeping the grass cut.

Harding gives his first speech to pilgrims to his front porch in Marion, Ohio. It’s... quite boring.

Did I choose not to read a story entitled “Poison Gas for Whales”? Yes I did.


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