Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Today -100: January 5, 1916: Of silver palates, goats, and new czars

Fog of War (Rumors, Propaganda and Just Plain Bullshit) of the Day -100: French newspapers are still pushing that story about Kaiser Wilhelm having throat cancer. There was something about him ordering a silver false palate a couple of days ago, and now Le Matin claims that he can no longer speak.

The Prussian authorities will distribute goat milk to poor children in Berlin.

Theodore Roosevelt instructs those working to put his name on the primary ballot for president (Republican and Progressive parties) to knock it off.

Headline of the Day -100: 

King Ferdinand of Bulgaria intends to proclaim himself Czar of Macedonia.

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