Sunday, January 18, 2015

Today -100: January 18, 1915: With a capital T which rhymes with P...

Headline of the Day -100: “Congressmen Taken in Poolroom Raid.” In Baltimore. Doesn’t say how many – they have immunity while Congress is in session, so they weren’t booked.

Fog of War (Rumors, Propaganda and Just Plain Bullshit) of the Day -100: the German press claims that Russia threatened France and Britain that it would make a separate peace unless they gave it a large loan.

Gen. Roque González Garza is the newest provisional president of Mexico, appointed by the convention, which is a bit short of numbers since some members have been assassinated and some have fled the country. Eulalio Gutiérrez, who made the mistake of breaking with Villa and Zapata, has fled Mexico City, without resigning the provisional presidency. Garza declares martial law, as was the custom.

Woodrow Wilson’s first grandson is born in the White House. As yet unnamed, he will be Francis Bowes Sayre, Jr. (d.2008), the dean of National Cathedral in D.C. and a pretty impressive social activist. Wonder what the man who marched with Martin Luther King thought of his racist grandfather. He is the 11th baby born in the White House.

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