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100 Years Ago Today in the Inland Northwest: Democrats prepare for visit from FDR

A crowd of 500 Democrats from the region were planning to meet this up-and-coming young politician during an overnight stay in Spokane.  (Spokane Daily Chronicle archives)
A crowd of 500 Democrats from the region were planning to meet this up-and-coming young politician during an overnight stay in Spokane. (Spokane Daily Chronicle archives)
By Jim Kershner The Spokesman-Review

Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Democratic nominee for vice president, was scheduled to give speeches in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane during the coming week while on a campaign swing through the Northwest.

A crowd of 500 Democrats from the region was planning to meet this up-and-coming young politician during an overnight stay in Spokane.

From the baby beat: A matron at the Salvation Army Home issued a plea for fresh goat’s milk to save a tiny baby’s life.

The little one was born in March at the home, and weighed nearly 8 pounds. The baby steadily declined, however, until it weighed only 5 pounds about three months later. The matron decided to try canned goat’s milk – and it worked. The baby was back up to 8 pounds.

A nurse and physician said they were still unsatisfied with the baby’s progress and believed that fresh, not canned, goat’s milk would be superior.

The home had no reliable supply of fresh goat’s milk, so the matron appealed to area goat farmers to come to the rescue.

On this date

(From the Associated Press)

1521: Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured Tenochtitlan, present-day Mexico City, from the Aztecs.

1913: British metallurgist Harry Brearley developed an alloy that came to be known as “stainless steel.”

(Although Brearley is often credited as the “inventor” of stainless steel, he was hardly alone in working to create steel that resisted corrosion.)

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