Sunday, June 07, 2015

Today -100: June 7, 1915: Of passports, gas, and poison zeppelins

Two Americans who live in Dresden told a newspaper there that Wilson’s reaction to the Lusitania sinking makes them ashamed of their citizenship. So the State Dept revokes their passports.

Russia says German poison gas killed civilians, indeed wiped out whole villages down to the last chicken.

Headline of the Day -100: 

What’s the 1915 equivalent of “that would be a great name for a rock band?” I really don’t see a barbershop quartet calling itself the Poison Zeppelins.

Oh, and there are no, repeat no poison zeppelins.

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