Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of March 14, 1917:
* The American steamship Algonquin was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine while sailing to London. Luckily, there were no injuries.
* Representatives from the major national railroads met to demand an eight-hour day. Plans for a strike were formed, but a peaceful resolution was hoped for.
* William F. Sheehan, former lieutenant governor of New York, died from a sudden heart attack on a train from Florida. He was born in Buffalo, was admitted to the bar in 1881, then elected to the Assembly in 1884. He served under Gov. R. P. Flower and was the youngest lieutenant governor in the history of the state.
* The Dolly Sisters, a famous national singing and dancing act, visited Buffalo to raise money for the Red Cross and to show the "fair sex how to dance."
Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from March 14, 1917: