Friday, November 12, 2010

Today -100: November 12, 1910: Of racing, peace, and peers

J.C. “Bud” Mars races a horse with his airplane. He won, but he cheated.

The NYT analyzes the election results: “The country voted for peace last Tuesday”. The Republican Party lost because under Roosevelt’s guidance it is becoming the radical party and the Democracy (as the Times likes to call the Democrats) has become conservative post-William Jennings Bryan.

With negotiations for reform of the House of Lords broken down, Britain is heading towards its second general election of 1910, to be fought on the issue of the Lords’ veto. The suffragettes will be working for the defeat of Liberals, pointing out that Prime Minister Asquith has been vetoing votes for women.

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