Centennial Countdown Blog Posting for January 2015

Posted on centenarynews.com on 02 February 2015
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On January 31st 2015, Dennis Cross published the latest instalment to his Centennial Countdown blog. Here is his email summary of the posting:

The war, now a World War, shows no sign of abating.  New technology is changing warfare.  Submarines and Zeppelins prove themselves formidable weapons against civilian as well as military targets.  War on the ground grinds toward stalemate.  The German High Seas Fleet suffers a reverse in a major naval engagement in the North Sea.  Cardinal Mercier tells the Belgians they owe no obedience to the Germans.  Colonel House sails for Europe on one of the Lusitania's last voyages, as the United States and Great Britain struggle to resolve their differences over neutral rights.  The Ottoman Empire's entry into the war vastly expands its geographic scope.  A devastating earthquake kills thousands in Italy, as Germany and Austria-Hungary grow suspicious about its continued neutrality.  Political chaos reigns in Mexico.  Preparedness is at the top of the agenda in America, as former President Roosevelt shares his strong views on the issue.  A woman suffrage amendment fails in Congress.  Alexander Graham Bell places the first coast-to-coast telephone call.  The Castles are starring on Broadway.  For the last time (so far) a baby is born in the White House; President Wilson's grandson will grow up to become the long-serving Dean of the National Cathedral and march in Selma with Dr. Martin Luther King.

The full blog post can be read here.

Posted by: Hannah Schneider, Centenary News