December 15, 1926
Former Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany was confined to bed today with "what was described as an 'influenza cold,'" according to an Associated Press report.
Wilhelm three weeks ago "suffered from an attack of rheumatism, following a severe cold which he contracted while tramping about the grounds of Doorn House." The former Kaiser has lived in the Netherlands since abdication in 1918.
He was in bed for several days. His eldest son, the former Crown Prince Wilhelm, came from Germany to visit him.
Wilhelm will celebrate his 68th birthday on January 27.