Sunday, April 22, 2012

Today -100: April 22, 1912: Of compromise candidates, the excessive pursuit of luxury, and waifs


Justice Charles Evans Hughes sends reassurances to President Taft that he won’t accept the Republican nomination for president as a compromise candidate.

And a former Texas land commissioner, A.J. Baker, announces his candidacy for vice president for the Democrat party. Evidently people did that then.

Cardinal Gibbons, the Archbishop of Baltimore, blames the Titanic sinking on “the excessive pursuit of luxury.”

Tear-Jerking Titanic Headline of the Day -100: “Seek Waifs of Titanic.”

There are no funny headlines about Archibald Butt today. Let the national mourning begin.

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