Friday, October 07, 2011

Today -100: October 7, 1911: Of crosses, lynchings, dead Chinese, and angels

Italy has appointed Admiral Borea d’Olmo as the new governor of Libya. And the “cross of Christianity has been raised” over the land for the first time since 1551. So I guess Libya is Christian now.

A second trial of one of the Coatesville, PA lynch mob which burned Zack Walker, this one a 16-year-old, results in acquittal.

Something like 10,000 have been killed in the Chinese uprising. This time it gets 99 words in the NYT, which is an improvement.

Headline of the Day -100 (LAT): “Auto Strikes Angel.” Someone named Lewis Angel.

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