Friday, September 02, 2016

Today -100: September 2, 1916: Of declarations of war, mrogoros, blessings, and servants

Bulgaria declares war on Romania.

British/South African forces seize Mrogoro (aka Morogoro) in German-But-Not-For-Long East Africa. Gen. Jan Smuts issues a statement announcing the fact and informing anyone who hasn’t heard of Mrogoro that it is “a most important town.”

Pres. Wilson’s railroad bill passes the House, with the 8-hour day supported 239 to 56. It moves on to the Senate.

The Vatican denies reports that Pope Benedict sent a telegram congratulating the Austrian emperor on his 86th birthday. There are also reports that at the start of the war Pope Pius refused to bless the Austrian armies.

Headline of the Day -100:

War is hell.

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