Friday, October 21, 2011

Today -100: October 21, 1911: Of wars, trilling, and snails


Italian troops bombard and occupy Benghazi.

As promised, suffragists interrupted Roosevelt’s talk at Carnegie Hall when he refused to take their questions. The NYT says they “shouted and trilled ‘Votes for Women! Votes! Votes! Votes for Women!’”

Headline of the Day -100: “Snail Eaters in Despair.” The heat wave in France means there aren’t many snails about.

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