Friday, May 20, 2011

Today -100: May 20, 1911: Of armistices (armistix?), fainting sultans, and censorship

Some Mexican rebel generals are ignoring Madero’s armistice. And some rebel groups haven’t even heard of it, which is what happens when one of your tactics is cutting telegraph wires and railroad tracks.

of the Day -100: “Sultan Faints With Fear.” A “party of boisterous Kurds” rushed his carriage trying to hand him a petition.

Both houses of the Illinois Legislature pass a bill banning publication of the details of crimes or executions. In completely unrelated news, the US Senate is re-opening its investigation of the bribery in the Illinois Legislature that resulted in William Lorimer being elected to the Senate.

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