Saturday, February 15, 2014
Today in the Sobel Timeline: February 15
On February 15, 1920, Senator Albert Ullman of California arranged to meet General Emiliano Calles at a government dinner. Calles was the most popular man in the United States of Mexico due to his brilliant victory over the French at the Battle of Chapultepec six years before, and there were indications that he was planning to run for president. The men spoke together afterwards for two hours, and although details of the discussion were never made public, it is known that the two talked about slavery and related subjects. As a result of the meeting, Ullman decided to lend his support to Calles' presidential aspirations.