Monday, February 18, 2013

Today -100: February 18, 1913: All the news that the Times pulled out of its ass


With the telegraph wires from Mexico City operating under government censorship, the NYT is just printing random rumors now. Today’s: Díaz has seized the Presidential Palace!

Speaking of random rumors, the Times passes on one that Enver Bey, Turkey’s war minister, has been assassinated. He hasn’t.

The Nevada Legislature extends the residence period for a divorce from 6 months to 1 year, which will put a crimp in Reno’s divorce industry.

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