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Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 30, 1917: * American militia units were officially on their way to the European front. When the U.S. entered World War I on April 6, the Allies immediately requested troops to help fight as the Allied armies were dwindling after many years of fighting. * An explosion at Buffalo Dry Dock, located at the f…

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of April 28, 1917: * The House overwhelmingly passed President Woodrow Wilson's conscription plan to boost the U.S. military by 500,000 troops, and the Senate was expected to follow suit. The Allies asked that the U.S. provide food before any other aid as years of fighting World War I had depleted supplies badly. …

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 27, 1917: * Although World War I – referred to then as the Great War or "the war to end all wars" – had been raging since July 1914, the U.S.'s entrance was still relatively new. President Woodrow Wilson was still considering what role the country would play. He said sending money, food and ships to the…

The stately mansion that sits atop a small hill at 641 Delaware Ave. has a long, albeit spotty, history that predates its fame as the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s inauguration as the 26th president of the United States at the height of the Pan-American Exposition. Roosevelt, of course, was thrust into the presidency on Sept. 14, 1901, when William McKinley finally su…

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of April 26, 1917: * In a battle at Guillemont, British troops killed every German soldier on the field, after a bitter fight. An American schooner was also sunk by a German submarine, but the crew was rescued. Over the summer, 50,000 American troops were expected to be sent to the battle lines in Europe. * Four…

In February, C-SPAN released its ranking of the nation’s presidents from first to worst as determined by more than 90 presidential historians. The results of the polling are not entirely surprising, as names such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln top the list — as they would on any list ranking the nation’s leaders. Buffalo’s Millard Fi…

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 25, 1917: * The American steamship Mongolia fired the first gun of the war for the United States and sunk a German submarine, which was poised to attack the U.S. ship. The naval gunners made a clean hit at 1,000 yards, shattered the sub's periscope and the sub disappeared. * Workers at the Larkin Company…

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 23, 1917: • After ousting five Buffalo School Board members who were unfriendly to his administration, Mayor Louis Fuhrmann was planning to appoint their replacements. The article read: "Public school affairs in this city have been pretty well disorganized and confused during the last 14 months as the re…

It was a bright, sunny day. Michelle Bulan, the director of marketing for Perry's Ice Cream, saw an Amherst shop showcasing Western New York specialties. She popped in. She asked: Would they consider offering Perry's? The clerk sighed. "We only sell local." "But Perry's IS local! It's made right down the road in Akron." Bulan laughed, telling that stor…

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of April 21, 1917: * The dismissal of five Buffalo School Board members in a political coup has stirred the city to "indignation." The article reported: "The city has not been stirred in years as it is by the sandbagging of the members of the School Board." The controversy came as a result of a bill that separated …

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of April 20, 1917: * Five members of the Buffalo School Board were kicked out of office in a "raw political deal." (School Board members were appointed at the time.) An unnamed political boss engineered the plan after an Albany bill was passed that would give authority in school matters to only the School Board. Th…

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 19, 1917: * Although the Germans sent nearly 250,000 new troops to the front, they were no match for the French offensive. French armies gained new ground in Champagne and German artillery was captured. * Those hoping to avoid military service by getting married were thwarted when the War Department anno…

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of April 18, 1917: * Three Cape Cod Coast Guard stations reported hearing heavy gunfire off the coast, but could not see any naval vessels. Allied ships were on active duty patrolling the coast, but no explanation for the gunfire was immediately available from the Navy. * British and French forces made gains agai…