Were things this crazy 100 years ago? | Vintage Crackdown Special

This past February was nuts, with back-to-back bombshell stories each week. Kinda makes you wonder – have things always been this crazy? In an extremely unscientific attempt to answer that question, we’re getting old-fashioned and reviewing the whole month of February 1919. Maybe things have always been a bit crazy.

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SOURCES

  1. ST: https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/setting-the-record-straight-on-the-1919-seattle-general-strike/
  2. SUR: http://depts.washington.edu/labhist2/SURfeb/SUR%202-19-1%20full.pdf
  3. SUR: http://depts.washington.edu/labhist2/SURfeb/SUR%202-19-3%20full.pdf
  4. SUR: http://depts.washington.edu/labhist2/SURfeb/SUR%202-19-6%20full.pdf
  5. Hist: https://www.history.com/topics/germany/weimar-republic
  6. WR: https://www.weimarer-republik.net/13-1-February-1919.html
  7. Libcom: https://libcom.org/history/1919-la-canadiense-and-barcelona-general-strike
  8. GNAD: https://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/barcelona-workers-win-general-strike-economic-justice-1919
  9. LOC: https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2019/02/african-american-history-month-first-pan-african-congress/
  10. BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/13chapter5.shtml
  11. WR: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=999&dat=19190301&id=T2AlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vBQGAAAAIBAJ&pg=1563,1752548
  12. NYT: https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1919/03/15/97085885.pdf
  13. Wired: https://www.wired.com/2009/02/feb-25-1919-oregon-taxes-gas-by-the-gallon-2/
  14. LOC: https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/february-26/
  15. Politico: https://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/congress-approves-two-national-parks-feb-26-1919-219688

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