Monday, April 08, 2019

Today -100: April 8, 1919: Of landtags, fraternization, and Sunday ball

The Revolutionary Council of Bavaria declares the Landtag dissolved and places power in the hand of peoples’ commissions. And it declares a national holiday, because yay. It says ti will refuse to work with the “despicable” central German government. Deposed Premier Johannes Hoffmann says he’s still in charge, although fleeing Munich in terror doesn’t really scream “I’m still in charge.”

The British military in Bonn, trying to discourage “fraternization,” posts the names of German women who have been seen with British soldiers.

The New York Legislature passes a bill allowing baseball on Sundays, subject to local option.

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