Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: April 23

On April 23, 1932, Senator Alvin Silva was inaugurated as the twelfth President of the United States of Mexico. In his inaugural address, he spoke of foreigners "who would threaten our nation. Even now," he warned, "Hawaii is in danger of attack." Sobel notes that, consciously or unconsciously, Silva had paraphrased a speech given by Chief of State Benito HermiĆ³n just before the outbreak of the Great Northern War.

The London Times reported on Silva's inaugural address the next day.

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