Monday, July 20, 2015

Today -100: July 20, 1915: Of evacuations

Carranza’s forces are evacuating Mexico City after holding it 8 full days.

Russian forces are evacuating Warsaw.

Samuel Gompers of the American Federation of Labor will try to prevent the Remington Arms & Ammo Company strike from spreading, but repeats the accusation that the unrest was fomented by Germany trying to disrupt munitions exports. “I know these things as well as I know anything that I have not personally seen.” In other words, he doesn’t know these things at all.

Theodore Roosevelt says the Progressives might return to the Republican party if it nominates the right presidential candidate in 1916. Charles Evans Hughes, he suggests hypothetically.

The German occupation authority in Belgium says any Belgian male aged 16 to 40 who leaves the country to work for any country at war with Germany will be subject to a fine and/or imprisonment.

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