Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Today -100: January 9, 1913: Of duels


The president of the lower house of the Hungarian Parliament, Count István Tisza, fights his second duel of the year, with Count Aladar Széchényi, who shook hands with him at a club but the next day wrote him a note saying that it had been kind of dark and he wouldn’t have shaken hands with him if he’d recognized him. So, duel. With cavalry sabers. Tisza slashes Széchényi on the head. Next duel tomorrow.

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