Friday, January 10, 2014

Today -100: January 10, 1914: Of widows & orphans, dynamite, sanded chickens, and gay scenes

Ulster Unionists set up a $5 million fund for the widows and orphans of the civil war they plan to start in Northern Ireland.

In the railway workers’ strike in South Africa, a mail train is dynamited. Elsewhere, dynamite is discovered on railroad tracks before it goes off.

Headline of the Day -100: “Sanded Chicken Swindle.” Well, that’s gross. Before chickens are brought to the New York City market, they are first starved for 24 hours, then fed ground-up sand, gravel and stone. Then they’re sold by the pound.

Headline of the Day -100 That Wouldn’t Have Sounded Dirty in 1914 But Not In 2014: “British Ball Gay Scene at Waldorf.”

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