Thursday, April 12, 2012

Today -100: April 12, 1912: Of weapons, icebergs, contentious conventions, and Irish Home Rule

The House passes a bill banning weapons in D.C., including knives with blades longer than three inches.

Foreboding Headline of the Day -100: “Carmania [a Cunard liner] Meeting Many Icebergs.”

The Republican state convention in Michigan turns into a riot between Taft & Roosevelt supporters. Both sides name their own delegates to Chicago, literally at the same time and in the same hall.

Prime Minister Asquith introduces the Irish Home Rule bill.

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