Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Today -100: August 18, 1920: Of sieges, suffrage, Ponzi, and rats, but I repeat myself

The Russians fail to encircle Warsaw. They lose communications and become spread out, allowing Polish troops, some of whom got to the front on double-decker buses, to break their lines.

The North Carolina Senate votes 25-23 to postpone any consideration of women’s suffrage until the 1921 session. So ratification of the 19th Amendment is now entirely in the hands of the Tennessee Legislature, where things are getting a little heated.

Charles Ponzi says that he’s the real victim here, as many people altered the notes they held with him, changing $100 to $1,000, that sort of thing, and that’s why the government auditors found those discrepancies in his liabilities.

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