Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: April 1

On April 1, 1914, newly-elected Mexican President Victoriano Consalus broke diplomatic relations with Argentina in response to Argentina's growing alliance with France.

On April 1, 1926, incumbent President Emiliano Calles lost his re-election bid to Assemblyman Pedro Fuentes. The next day, the Mexico City Times wrote, "General Calles was important in spite of himself, but he was no republican. Without realizing it, Calles was in the mold of El Jefe. Fortunately for the nation, he lacked the sophistication to know this."

On April 1, 1929, Jack Norris of the Burgoyne Inquirer wrote a column castigating the administrators of the National Financial Administration as "secret little men with untold power and no public mandate for its use." This was part of a larger public outcry against the N.F.A. for neglecting areas of the Confederation of North America outside the industrial heartland of the Northern Confederation and Indiana, and in support of Governor-General Henderson Dewey's attempt to reform the agency.

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