Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Today -100: September 11, 1913: Of vaudeville, thaws, and souls


Woodrow Wilson sees his first vaudeville show. He liked it.

100 Japanese marines land in Nanking. Oh good, that always ends well.

The Canadian government throws escaped lunatic murderer Harry Thaw out of the country, suddenly and in defiance of the Quebec courts, which were to hear a habeas corpus appeal on Monday, and literally pushed over the border into Vermont. He is caught by authorities in New Hampshire.

Sir Oliver Lodge, a major inventor in the field of electromagnatism (radio telegraphy, that sort of thing), says science has nearly proven the existence of the human soul and its survival after death. Also telepathy.

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