Friday, March 25, 2011

Today -100: March 25, 1911: Of Senator Buffalo Bill, resignations, pink eye, and major butts


Proclamation: “I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 25, 2011, as the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.” Dude, it’s the 100th anniversary of the Triangle fire whether you proclaim it to be or not. “Hey, can you tell me the time?” “I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of...” “Uh, never mind.”

However, for the purposes of this blog, coverage begins 100 years after the newspaper coverage, so check back tomorrow.



Buffalo Bill Cody is indeed interested in being the first senator from Arizona, as some AZ businessmen have been suggesting. Cody says they “seemed to think that as I had assisted to drive out the Indians and make the country fit for them to live in, I ought to be its first representative.” He is in favor of women’s suffrage – “Count me in for the women every time” – but not the harem skirt. He was elected (without his knowledge) to the Nebraska legislature in 1870, but quickly resigned.

The Mexican cabinet resigns. They were all at least 65 years old, some much older.

President Taft has pink eye.

Headline of the Day -100: “President’s Aide Now Major Butt.”

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