Friday the twenty second
A rainy day but Audrea went to school. The school closes tonight for a week vacation. Have not had time to write in this book so much to do. housework and mending without end. Audrea seems to have more cold + I got more in the cold house in Salem. It is much better to pay for coal than to feel as I do. read aloud + went to bed.
On these DAYS in history:
APRIL 20, 1927 (WEDNESDAY)
- General Tanaka Giichi, leader of the Rikken Seiyūkai Party, became the new Prime Minister of Japan.
APRIL 21, 1927 (THURSDAY)
- Great Mississippi Flood of 1927: The worst failure of the flood control system along the Mississippi River happened at Mounds Landing, near Scott, Mississippi, as the pressure of floodwaters broke the levee and inundated thousands of square miles of land.
April 22, 1927 (Friday)
- Great Mississippi Flood of 1927: In the biggest disaster relief effort to that time, U.S. President Calvin Coolidge announced the formation of a committee to aid the American Red Cross. “The Government is giving such aid as lies within its power,” Coolidge stated, supplying boats and tents for refugees, but added that “the burden of caring for the homeless” was that of the Red Cross. “For so great a task additional funds must be obtained immediately,” Coolidge urged the publid to make “generous contributions” to the Red Cross. The government spent $10 million on relief, while the Red Cross collected $17.5 million in cash and $6 million in supplies to take care of 600,000 flood victims.
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