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December 19, 1917: National Hockey League (NHL) opens its first season

On this day in 1917, four teams of the National Hockey League (NHL) play in the fledgling league’s first two games. At the time of its inception, the NHL was made up of five franchises: the Canadiens and the Wanderers (both of Montreal), the Ottawa Senators, the Quebec Bulldogs and the Toronto Arenas. The Montreal teams won two victories that first day, as the Canadiens beat Ottawa 7-4 and the Wanderers triumphed over Toronto 10-9.

The first professional ice hockey league was the International Pro Hockey League, founded in 1904 in Michigan. After it folded, two bigger leagues emerged in Canada: the National Hockey Association (NHA) and the Pacific Coast League (PCL). In 1914, the two leagues played a championship series, and the winner was awarded the famous silver bowl donated for Canada’s amateur hockey leagues by Lord Stanley, the English governor general of Canada, in 1892. The NHA stopped operating during World War II, and after the war the five elite teams from Canada formed the NHL in its place. Despite that early defeat, Toronto went on to win the inaugural season. In March 1918, they defeated the PCL champions, the Vancouver Millionaires, three games to two for the Stanley Cup.

By 1926, the PCL had folded, and the 10 teams of the NHL divided into two divisions. The champions of each those two divisions–the Eastern and the Western Conference–now face each other at the end of each season in the Stanley Cup Championship.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/national-hockey-league-nhl-opens-its-first-season
Zie ook https://www.nhl.com/senators/news/looking-back-ottawas-first-nhl-game-dec-19-1917/c-648020
Zie ook https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1917%E2%80%9318_NHL_season
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December 19, 1917 - Houston Chronicle

German propagandists, angered at the remarkable work done by the Red Cross in Harris County, are becoming active, and rumors are being circulated, particularly in West End, Magnolia Park and Harrisburg, that the solicitors for members to the Red Cross are getting a commission on each member.
In a statement issued Wednesday morning chairman Abe M. Levy branded these rumors as false.

"It is up to the citizens of Harris County to help stamp out this despicable and sneaking method of the enemy to poison the minds of Americans against themselves. It is part of Germany's uncivilized method of warfare," he said.

http://www.chron.com/about/first-100/article/December-19-1917-2043221.php
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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI - Vol. 153 - December 19, 1917

TO THE REGIMENT - A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE.

So Christmas comes and finds you yet in Flanders,
And all is mud and messiness and sleet,
And men have temperatures and horses glanders,
And Brigadiers have trouble with their feet,
And life is bad for Company-Commanders,
And even Thomas's is not so sweet.

Now cooks for kindlewood would give great riches,
And in the dixies the pale stew congeals,
And ration-parties are not free from hitches,
But all night circle like performing seals,
Till morning breaks and everybody pitches
Into a hole some other person's meals.

Now regiments huddle over last week's ashes
And pray for coal and sedulously "rest,"
Where rain and wind contemn the empty sashes,
And blue lips frame the faint heroic jest,
Till some near howitzer goes off and smashes
The only window that the town possessed.

Yet somehow Christmas in your souls is stirring,
And Colonels now less viciously upbraid
Their Transport Officers, however erring,
And sudden signals issue from Brigade
To say next Tuesday Christmas is occurring,
And what arrangements have Battalions made?

And then, maybe, while everyone discusses
On what rich foods their dear commands shall dine,
And (most efficiently) the Padre fusses
About the birds, the speeches and the wine—
The Corps-Commander sends a fleet of 'buses
To whisk you off to Christmas in the line.

You make no moan, nor hint at how you're faring,
And here in turn we try to hide our woe,
With taxis mutinous, and Tubes so wearing,
And who can tell where all the matches go?
And all our doors and windows want repairing,
But can we get a man to mend them? No.

The dustman visits not; we can't get castor;
In vain are parlour-maids and plumbers sought,
And human intellect can scarcely master
The time when beer may lawfully be bought,
Or calculate how cash can go much faster,
And if one's butcher's acting as he ought.

Our old indulgences are now not cricket;
Whate'er one does some Minister will cuss;
In Tube and Tram young ladies punch one's ticket,
With whom one can't be cross or querulous;
All things are different, but still we stick it,
And humbly hope we help a little thus.

So, Fellow-sufferers, we give you greeting—
All luck, all laughter and an end of wars!
And just to strengthen you for Fritz's beating,
I'm sending out a parcel from the Stores;
They mean to stop my annual over-eating,
But it will comfort me to think of yours.

A.P.H.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11466/11466-h/11466-h.htm
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PAPERS RELATING TO THE FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1917, SUPPLEMENT 2, THE WORLD WAR, VOLUME II: The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page ) to the Secretary of State

[Telegram]
London , December 19, 1917 .
[Received December 20, 6.33 a.m.]
From Crosby for Secretary of Treasury:

No. 21. After further conference with British officials have reached following conclusion regarding financial blockade. Advise that our Government promptly require American banks and bankers who have dealings with banks of neutral countries to require their correspondents in neutral countries to execute undertaking that facilities of their American account will not be used to aid enemy substantially similar to undertaking which has been signed by all correspondents in neutral countries of London and Paris banks. Lord Percy and Stevenson have copy this agreement on single sheet with English text on one side and French text on other.

Regarding proposed extension of financial blockade shown in British memorandum dated July 24, entitled: “Suggested Extension of Financial Blockade,” which should be in your files.1 While not convinced it will accomplish as much as has been hoped, am disposed to advise cooperation with Great Britain, France, and Italy as stated below, always having regard both as to time and method to paramount necessity of securing loans in neutral countries for Great Britain and France to cover adverse trade balances. Having this necessity in view following procedure proposed:

(1) There shall be no attempt, for present, at least, to interfere with direct transactions, including loans between Germany and neutral countries and their banks, being those described in paragraphs 1 and 2 of memorandum;
(2) Diplomatic representatives of United States, Great Britain, France and Italy in each neutral country, to be provided with uniform notice to be prepared here to neutral banks in accordance with paragraphs 3 to 7 of said memorandum;
(3) Preparation of printed forms and machinery for carrying this plan into effect will be begun immediately, time of actual inauguration of plan will be determined after report from neutral countries regarding pending efforts to secure loans for Great Britain and France.

Please cable whether you approve program outlined above, in which event only, immediate action required will be to arrange with American banks to secure signature to undertaking first above mentioned. Copies of this telegram will show British, French and Italians all of whom indicate satisfaction with procedure here proposed.

Page

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1917Supp02v02/d135
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December 19, 1918: Aerial Transfer Bridge operator killed

On this day in Duluth in 1918, Aerial Transfer Bridge operator Thomas White was accidentally killed while performing maintenance on the bridge. White—substituting for vacationing bridge supervisor Leonard Green—climbed to the top of the bridge to perform maintenance, mostly oiling the trucks and pulleys that helped convey the bridge’s gondola car back and forth across the Duluth Ship Canal. No one witnessed how the accident occurred, but as the ferry car left the South Pier and headed across, White was somehow pulled into a pulley, crushing his chest. Some passengers waiting to board heard White scream, but the sound of the ferry in motion prevented the operator from immediately hearing his cries. He was trapped ninety feet above the ship canal. It took a firefighter and two of White’s fellow bridge operators quite some time to free him from the bridgeworks and lower him down by ropes, and he died just minutes after reaching the hospital. White was 57 years old and had lived in Duluth for over forty years. The funeral was held at his home at 1008 Lake Avenue South on Park Point, attended by his fellow members of Duluth Nest 1200, Order of the Owls.

http://zenithcity.com/thisday/december-19-1918-aerial-transfer-bridge-operator-killed/
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December 19, 1918

Parade through London, England, 19 December 1918. Field Marshal (Earl) Haig (1861-1928) and two other officers being driven past Buckingham Palace, London in an open horse-drawn carriage. This is one of two photographs of Haig being driven through London as part of a Victory celebration. (The other is titled 'Haig greeting Queen Alexandra'.) 'Douglas. Sir Herbert Lawrence & Alan Fletcher. Drive through London' is written in pencil on the back.
General Sir Herbert Lawrence was Haig's Chief of Staff in France and Lieutenant-Colonel Alan Fletcher was his senior Aide-de-Camp.
[Original reads: 'Dec 19 1918'.]

Foto... https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlscotland/4699173969
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Photograph of the changing the guard at Neider Breisig, Germany - December 19, 1918

In this photograph, 42nd Division soldiers change guard in Neider Breisig, Germany on December 19, 1918. This photograph belongs to a collection compiled by Ruby Garrett, the Kansas City, Missouri lawyer who served as Chief Signal Officer of the 42nd Division during World War I.

Foto... http://digital.shsmo.org/cdm/ref/collection/wwi/id/364
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On This Day: Ripley’s “Believe it or Not!” Debuts

On Dec. 19, 1918, Robert Ripley’s cartoon panel of odd sports accomplishments was published in the New York Globe, the first of his famous “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” series.

Ripley, known as an extremely shy but eccentric person, had two passions as a young man: art and sports. In 1913, he moved from San Francisco to New York City to try out for the New York Giants, but his baseball ambitions ended when he broke his arm. With experience drawing cartoons for two San Francisco dailies, he got a job with the New York Globe drawing a daily sports cartoon.

It was during a lull in inspiration for his daily drawing that he sketched a panel of sports oddities, including a man who had run backwards for 100 yards in 14 seconds, and another who had hopped that distance in 11 seconds. The panel, submitted with the title “Champs and Chumps,” was changed by the editor to “Believe It or Not!”

It was a hit with readers and it soon became a weekly feature. Ripley started to travel the world, expanding his range of subjects to include oddities from outside sports. In 1929, the feature began running in publisher William Randolph Hearst’s newspapers, giving it worldwide distribution. Ripley published a Believe It or Not! book, opened a traveling “Odditorium” exhibit and began a career in radio, film and television.

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"Colored students in the State University of Iowa," December 19, 1913

Krantenartikeltje... http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/aawiowa/id/1968
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