Monday, February 15, 2021

Today -100: February 15, 1921: Of big navies, perfect girls, dingles, and Trobach’s monster

The House of Representatives votes to continue the Navy’s massive ship-building program begun in 1916. Amendments to postpone until after the international disarmament conference Harding says he’ll call are defeated.

How Marriages Were Arranged in 1921:

The British blockade Dingle Peninsula. Which sounds like a sex thing.

Otto Trobach, a chef in Chicago, asks the sheriff for a gland from the corpse of the next man hanged in Cook County, to be transplanted into his body to bring back his youth, which was stolen from him by an accident, he says.

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