Friday, August 1, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: August 1

On August 1, 1853, a cease-fire took effect in the Rocky Mountain War between the Confederation of North America and the United States of Mexico. Except for the borders running along the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers, the armies of both nations withdrew ten miles from the front lines, creating a twenty-mile-wide neutral zone running from the Gulf of Mexico to the border of Russian Alaska.

On August 1, 1881, Mexican President George Vining ordered the country's newspapers closed as part of the state of emergency in response to the Mexicano uprising.

On August 1, 1901, Kramer Associates President Diego Cortez y Catalán hosted a secret meeting of opponents of the Hermión regime. Cortez revealed his plan to maneuver Hermión into fleeing Mexico.

On August 1, 1933, Governor-General Douglas Watson introduced legislation into the Grand Council increasing military spending.

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