Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Today -100: October 7, 1915: Going Galt

Woodrow Wilson officially announces 1) that he will vote for the New Jersey women’s suffrage referendum and 2) that he is engaged to Edith Galt, a 38-year-old widow, the NYT says (actually she’s 42). Wilson makes clear that he is voting for the referendum as an individual, not as POTUS or as leader of the Democratic Party, although oddly he will be marrying Mrs. Galt as POTUS and the leader of the Democratic Party. He reiterates his opposition to a federal suffrage amendment.

Bulgaria rejects Russia’s demand that it expel the German officers who have recently arrived to run the Bulgarian Army. Russia and the Allies all break diplomatic relations with Bulgaria.

Bulgaria has also reportedly sent its own ultimatum to Serbia demanding all of Macedonia, within 24 hours.

Greece protests to France against the landing of its troops on Saloniki. Austria points out that the Allies are doing exactly the thing they complained about when Germany invaded Belgium.

Lord Bryce of Bryce Report fame says that 800,000 Armenians have been killed.

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