Thursday, October 07, 2010

Today -100: October 7, 1910: Of revolutions and bi-partisan slogans

Portugal’s King Manuel II, or former king I should say, escaped on the formerly royal yacht to Gibraltar. He will live in Britain the rest of his life.

Manuel’s uncle, The Duke of Orleans, has an explanation for the revolution: it was the fault of the Masons.

The minister of justice and worship in the new Portuguese regime writes the NYT with a list of its objectives, including the expulsion of monks and nuns and closing of religious schools. Also education, justice, colonial autonomy blah blah blah. The new president is the writer Teófilo Braga.

The NYT notes that the slogan “A vote for Stimson is a vote for Roosevelt” works for both the Republican and Democratic parties. “It ought to be a great saving.”

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