Thursday, August 22, 2019

Today -100: August 22, 1919: Well, everyone needs a hobby

Headline of the Day -100: 

The US Cavalry troops in Mexico kill four bandits. The only casualty on the US side is a cactus-related injury. Carranza asks the US to remove its troops from his country, please and gracias.

Headline of the Day -100:  

Sen. Albert Fall asked whether the US could just skip the whole peace treaty thing and go straight to declaring that a state of peace exists. 

A black man is lynched in Louisburg, North Carolina.

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lawguy said...

I remember watching C-Span back in the 80s when a Contra was busy explaining to the host how terrible the Sandinistas were. How in fact they ground up glass and put it in children's milk. Children's Milk Mandrake. I can't remember why they would have done this. The more things change etc. etc. etc.

WIIIAI said...

Or the Iraqis after they invaded Kuwait removing babies from ventilators, according to what turned out to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador.