Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Today -100: April 3, 1912: Of election joy, hissing carnivals, aroused Republicans, titanic tests and sacrifice cults

Robert La Follette wins the Wisconsin Republican primary.

Headline of the Day -100: “Dies of Joy Over Election.” Some dude upon hearing the news that his son won an alderman race in Chicago. Which turned out to be wrong.

Hissing Headline of the Day -100: “Suffragists Hold a Hissing Carnival.” Hissing at politicians in Albany (where a women’s suffrage bill was just passed, then tabled) during speeches given at a benefit performance of Shaw’s pro-suffrage play “Press Cuttings” (not his best work).

Sexy Headline of the Day -100 (LA Times): “Republicans Are Aroused.” Taft supporters in Riverside start a newspaper. Presumably so they can use it to cover their arousal.

Foreshadowing Headline of the Day -100: “Titanic Tests Her Speed.”

The Massachusetts Legislature votes against women’s suffrage.

Remember the voodoo sacrifice cult in Louisiana and Texas? The NYT runs its, what, third story? about the group responsible for the murders of 35 black people, after the head, one Clementine Barnabet, is arrested and confesses to personally killing 17 of those victims.

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