Sunday, April 01, 2012

Today -100: April 1, 1912: Of protectorates, maniacs, and invasions


The sultan of Morocco is coerced into signing a treaty of “protectorate” with France.

The “maniac” who attacked Sen. Thomas Gore with a club yesterday had actually wanted to kill Theodore Roosevelt (Jesus told him to do it after a head injury, or something), but TR took a different route through Wisconsin and I guess a blind guy makes an easier target.

Secretary of War Stimson is denying reports in the NYT that various national guard commanders were called to Washington to plan for a possible invasion of Mexico.

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