Friday, August 07, 2015

Today -100: August 7, 1915: Just two more years

US forces are now in control of the strategic buildings and whatnot in Port au Prince, and they’ve only had to slaughter a few Haitians.

Frederick Davenport, a former Republican member of the New York State Senate and the Progressive Party candidate for lieutenant governor in 1912 and governor in 1914, defects back to the Republicans, saying all Progressives should do the same. He’ll eventually get back into the State Senate and then the US Congress.

London insurers are writing policies that will pay if peace does not come by September 30, 1917.

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