Thursday, June 20, 2013

Today -100: June 20, 1913: Of anti-Semites, the Marconi scandal, and human torches


Here’s a sentence in a NYT story about a German by-election: “The district was formerly anti-Semite.” That’s the Waldeck-Pyrmont District, in which a Radical candidate (SPD, I assume) defeated a dude from the anti-Semitic party.

The British Parliament votes to “vindicate” Chancellor David Lloyd George and Attorney General Rufus Isaacs of malfeasance and corruption in their purchases of Marconi Company stocks.

Horrific Headline of the Day -100: “Boy Turned Into a Torch.”


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