One hundred years ago in Kansas, November 1-10, 1918:
November 1, 1918
- The State Industrial Welfare Commission approved recommendations that women workers be given a minimum weekly wage of $11 for an eight-hour day.
November 2, 1918
- The State Board of health lifted the influenza closing order, but left the matter up to local authorities in affected communities.
November 7, 1918
- A false peace rumor turned Kansas people into “howling mobs.” Thousands jammed streets yelling, shooting, waving flags, believing the war had ended. At Kensington a German Lutheran church and two other buildings were burned.
November 9, 1918
- Governor Capper proclaimed Gas Mask day. Everyone was asked to collect fruit seed pits and nut shells which were used in making masks.
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