Thursday, January 21, 2016

Today -100: January 21, 1916: And I, a queen, could do nothing to help you

The Montenegro-Austria war is back on. In fact, Montenegro is now denying that it was ever formally negotiating for peace. The Montenegrin government is now in Albania.

Headline of the Day -100: 

“And I, a queen, could do nothing to help you!” she reportedly exclaimed before the swoon. Such a drama, um, queen.

The House Military Affairs Committee is discussing whether New York and San Francisco are vulnerable to bombardment from enemy ships. Gen. Weaver, Chief of Coast Artillery, says those cities need artillery, but he would, wouldn’t he?

At an anti-war meeting in Washington DC, Oswald Villard (William Lloyd Garrison’s grandson) says that Woodrow Wilson’s newfound support of military preparedness is based on nothing more than boosting his popularity for re-election. The meeting is sponsored by the, swear to God, Anti-Preparedness Committee.

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