Monday, January 19, 2015

Today -100: January 19, 1915: Sure, they take jaywalking very seriously in D.C.

The Battle of Hartmannswillerkopf begins. I’m guessing that’s the German name for it.

Fog of War (Rumors, Propaganda and Just Plain Bullshit) of the Day -100: Supposedly, a telephone operator in Austria started a panic by reporting that Italian troops were on the move to occupy Trento. Soldiers were moved to meet them, roads were blown up, but it wasn’t true.

The Senate votes 40-38 to impose prohibition on the District of Columbia, short of the required 2/3.

Eulalio Gutiérrez, the Very Provisional Indeed President of Mexico, explains in a letter sent to Washington, that he fled Mexico City because he feared Villa and/or Zapata would have him killed because of his disapproval of their murders and “acts of brigandage.”

Billy Sunday gives a sermon/harangue in Washington DC, attended by many members of Congress. Woodrow Wilson is not in attendance, but had a private meeting with him. Sunday says in his sermon that he “would not have to leave the corporate limits of Washington to find people who would vote to crucify Jesus Christ if he walked up Pennsylvania Avenue today.”

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