Friday, December 02, 2011

Today -100: December 2, 1911: Of ultimata and confessions


Rebels take Nanking.

Persia’s National Council rejects Russia’s ultimatum (despite a telegram from British Foreign Minister Edward Grey advising they give in).

On the eve of their trial, the McNamara brothers confess to dynamiting the LA Times building. Organized labor, which had strongly believed that the McNamara brothers were framed, is devastated.

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