Saturday, December 04, 2010

Today -100: December 4, 1910: Of docked tails, John the Baptist’s head, and women scientists


According to Episcopal Bishop Charles Brent, Filipinos don’t like Americans.

The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals writes a letter to Kaiser Wilhelm to complain about a statue in Cologne of the kaiser on a horse with a docked tail. Er, the horse has the docked tail, not the kaiser.

Britain is also censoring Strauss’s opera Salome: the Lord Chamberlain has commanded that John the Baptist’s head not be visible.

The French Academy of Sciences is divided on whether to admit Marie Curie, who, their keen scientific observation has detected, is a woman.

In Italy, a military airplane crashes, killing an officer and a private. This is the first multiple-fatality plane crash in history.

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