Thursday, October 27, 2011

Today -100: October 27, 1911: Of steel trusts and disappointed boy scouts

The US government files suit to dissolve US Steel for violations of the anti-trust laws.

China: the minister of war is reported to have been killed by his own troops. And the rebels have taken the city of Canton and Szechuan province.

The Turks are finally beginning to win some of their battles with the Italians in Libya. Prisoners on both sides are being shot and/or mutilated.

Headline of the Day -100: “Taft Disappoints Boy Scouts.” They waited in the cold for him to give a speech, but all he did was tip his hat at them and drive on; didn’t even get out of the car. The Minnesota governor, who was in the car, later rebuked Taft.

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