Saturday, February 27, 2021

Today -100: February 27, 1921: Of wars, Roosevelts, racist land laws, and despairing Armenians

Panamanian Pres. Belisario Porras issues a decree declaring war on Costa Rica, suspending constitutional rights, and calling on all males 18 to 40 to register for military service. The only problem: Panama doesn’t have any weapons. Or an army.

Incoming Navy Secretary Edwin Denby will name Teddy Roosevelt Jr. assistant secretary of the navy, a post held until a few months ago by Franklin Roosevelt and which was held by Teddy Sr under McKinley.

The US marines who attacked the newspaper office in Nicaragua are court-martialed and sentenced to 2 years. I didn’t expect that.

Arizona enacts a racist Anti-Alien Land bill modeled after California’s law.

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