Monday, February 11, 2013

Today -100: February 11, 1913: These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale


Congress votes to make it a federal crime to import booze into dry states.

The House adopts a bill banning inter-racial marriage in the District of Columbia. There isn’t even a debate.

Gen. Félix Díaz issues an ultimatum to Pres. Madero to resign. He says he wants nothing for himself but will back “any strong man” for the presidency.

The news that Scott of the Antarctic and his expedition all died last March is now known to the world and not just to the penguins. Scott’s last message concludes, “Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardiness, endurance, and courage of my companions, which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale”.


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