Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Today -100: May 2, 1917: Only madmen or enemies of national liberty are capable of such revolting acts


There were street riots in Petrograd on Monday, with a little bomb-throwing, as was the custom. Someone assassinates Gen. Kashtalinski, who generaled in the Russo-Japanese War. The Workers’ and Soldiers’ Soviet condemns the disorder: “Only madmen or enemies of national liberty are capable of such revolting acts, which might compromise the Russian Revolution.” But Tuesday was nice, with big May Day celebrations.

Headline of the Day -100: 

Venustiano Carranza exchanges the title of First Leader of Mexico for Presidente. His first official act is pardoning the leader of a strike.


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