Thursday, March 12, 2020

Today -100: March 12, 1920: But it’s a dry killing


Headline of the Day -100: 


A Manhattan cabby/bootlegger, Henry Carlton, is shot dead by Internal Revenue prohibition enforcer Stewart McMullin during a sting operation. Carlton pulled a knife when the narcs tried to arrest him.

Or did he?

Syria (which was rather larger than the present country) declares independence, with Faisal as king.

El Salvador accepts the invitation to join the League of Nations.

Evangelist Billy Sunday is not only willing to run for president as a Republican, but names his potential Cabinet.

The Boston Symphony threatens to replace striking musicians. It may even hire women for the first time.


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