Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Great War: April 2, 1917

On this day in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany. Four days later, on April 6, 1917, the United States entered the war in Europe, now known as the Great War or World War I. To observe the 100th anniversary of the war that marked the beginning of the modern era and saw the emergence of the United States as a military power, Gossips is embarking on a series meant to give insight into what life in Hudson was like during that era. Periodically--possibly every day--from now until November 11, 2018 and maybe even beyond, Gossips will publish items from the local newspaper that give a sense of what was happening in Hudson while the war raged in Europe. 

Today, we share two items that appeared in the Hudson Evening Register on Monday, April 2, 1917. The first was front page news, along with a report that the majority of the House of Representatives were in favor of a declaration of war.

The second item appeared on page four of the same newspaper.


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