Turning Back the Pages

At daybreak, Aug. 13, 1913, after an all-night session in the capital at Albany, the assembly, by a vote of 79 to 45, adopted a resolution calling for the impeachment of Gov. Sulzer who says he will carry the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals. He also says that he has the strength and force of the National Guard of the state to use against any attempt to remove him from office and he has the right to call out the militia to aid him.

No governor of New York has ever been impeached and not in 121 years has any governor of New York ever been accused of any violation of law. Lt. Governor Glynn declined to take any hand in the controversy.

Daring young men

News has come from France that Adolphe Celestin Pegoud has thrilled his countrymen with a death-defying feat never before attempted by mankind. On Aug. 19, 1913, Pegoud has made the first parachute jump in Europe. On Aug. 20, 1913 he became the first pilot, setting a world record, to parachute from an airplane. (Note - Pegoud was a handsome devil and the ladies adored him. He was a world War I flying ace and on Aug. 31, 1915, at the age of 26 years, he was killed while intercepting a German reconnaissance air craft over Petit-Croix. This was much the same way the “Red Baron” ended his days just a few years later. “Live fast, die young and have a good looking corpse,” as the old saying says.)

News near and far

It is reported that this summer (1913) the temperature hit 134 degrees in Death Valley, California. There are currently 97,225,000 people in America.

Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa was born Feb. 14, 1913. (He has not been seen since 1975.)

August is the month that marks a breathing spell between haying and harvesting. This is the best time of the year to plant grass seed.

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