Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Today -100: March 27, 1913: Of Adrianople, evil and insensate follies, and drinking at dances

Weather deaths in Ohio and Indiana may be in the thousands.

Adrianople falls to the Bulgarians and Serbians after a siege of 153 days. Let the looting begin!

Britain’s First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill suggests that the world take a one-year holiday from building warships, calling the naval arms race “evil and insensate folly.”

The Bull Moose Party (remember them?) is falling apart in the House of Representatives, with three Progressive Republicans refusing to support a Progressive for speaker. Evidently they plan to support Wilson’s policies while supporting the Republican Party machine at the same time. Good luck with that.

Headline of the Day -100: “Gaynor Won’t Stop Drinking at Dances.” That is, NY Mayor Gaynor’s order that all-night liquor licenses be revoked will not apply to one-night-only licenses for dance parties. I suspect the double meaning in that headline was deliberate.

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