Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Today -100: October 5, 1911: Of bombardments and bells


Italy is bombarding Tripoli.

Dr. Joseph Bell, Arthur Conan Doyle’s model for Sherlock Holmes, dies.

LA Times, “Concerning Woman Suffrage”: “Voting is not, as is often loudly asserted, ‘a right.’ If it is a right, why is it refused to men who are only 20 years and 364 days old? Why is it refused to men over 21 who have been in the State only 364 days? Why is it refused to men because their skins are yellow? Why is it withheld from Alaskans, and Porto Ricans, and Fillipinos?” All good questions.

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