Thursday, August 09, 2012

Today -100: August 9, 1912: Of blown-up presidents

The Pope orders the Catholic Total Abstinence Union (meaning abstinence from booze – get your mind out of the gutter), currently holding a convention at Notre Dame, not to affiliate with the Prohibition Party.

The Haitian presidential palace and indeed the Haitian president Cincinnatus Leconte are blown to bits. Hundreds die. Maybe not a good idea to keep massive quantities of explosives in the basement.

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