Friday, June 21, 2013

Today -100: June 21, 1913: Of and survivors and purse-strings

Sydenham Ancona, the last surviving member of the 37th Congress, which was sitting when Civil War began, dies at 89. He was a Democrat from Pennsylvania.

France tells the Balkan states that if they go to war again, they’ll get no loans from France. Given that those countries are already in debt from the last war, this is a serious threat.

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