Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Today -100: September 26, 1918: Of strikes, fords, flu and Stonehenge

Headline of the Day -100: 

That’s J.H. Thomas, the Labour MP for Derby and general secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen, pictured below:

Henry Ford, the car guy and Democratic candidate for US Senate in Michigan, sends a letter to the state Democratic convention to tell them they’re not the boss of him and he won’t be bound by any decisions they come to. He also says he doesn’t plan to spend any of his own money on this election.

Brazil more or less declares war on Austria.

The Spanish Flu is now present in 26 of the 48 states. It is epidemic in New England and present but not yet epidemic on the West Coast. There are a few scattered cases in fly-over country.

The owner of Stonehenge, one C.H.E. Chubb, donates it to the nation.

Crown Prince Carol of Romania is being held in close confinement for 75 days for sneaking out of the country to get married. King Ferdinand is not happy with him.

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