Monday, July 26, 2010

On July 26

On this day in ...
... 1939, amid the increased tensions that would 2 years later lead to entry into World War II, the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Commerce and Navigation concluded in 1911, was denounced by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Once it took effect in 6 months, the move would free the United States to impose an embargo or other economic action against Japan. London's Telegraph reported "wide approval in America, even among the isolationists," while The New York Times wrote of concern in business circles in the United States.

(Prior July 26 posts are here, here, and here.)

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