Thursday, April 07, 2016

Today -100: April 7, 1916: There are few things as horrifying as German jubilation

Congress allowed for the expansion of the US Army to meet the Mexican “crisis” and Gen. Frederick Funston wants every one of the new recruits sent to guard the border to free up even more soldiers to go into Mexico, despite the fact that Villa’s men have scattered to the winds, making it unclear what the expeditionary force’s objectives even are anymore.

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An anti-military meeting at Carnegie Hall.

Speaking of unpreparedness, Henry Ford wins the Michigan primary for president, defeating Sen. William Alden Smith (R-Mich.) Ford isn’t even running.

It is now illegal in New York to manufacture, sell or possess a gun with a silencer.

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