Saturday, October 23, 2010

Today -100: October 23, 1910: Of exiled monks and hilarious cows

Britain proposes, and Germany agrees, that all the large European powers recognize the government in Portugal simultaneously. That’s fast. I would have expected more resistance from the kaiser over the abolition of the Portuguese monarchy.

Italians are up in arms against the influx of monks and nuns recently expelled by the new Portuguese government (Spain refused to take them). Poorer Italians remember the previous immigration from France when religious orders were banned there, and the priests used the wealth of their orders to drive up rents in Rome.

Headline of the Day -100: “Cows Acted Hilarious.” Got into some cider.

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