Saturday, November 20, 2010

Today -100: November 20, 1910: Of princes flying, Yalensians hugging, congressmen punching, and deer killing

Admiral Prince Heinrich of Prussia, the kaiser’s younger brother, has been taking flying lessons.

The NYT offers a heart-warming vignette from the Harvard-Yale game: “ELDERLY YALENSIAN HUGGED THE PORTER; ‘Are You for Yale?’ He Demanded. ‘I Is,’ Replied the Negro, and That Was Enough.” (The game tied 0-0).

Mexican President-For-Not-Much-Longer Díaz reassures an American tourist agency that the beginning of the Mexican Revolution is “of no real importance against the peace of the republic”.

Congresscritter Charles Evans (D-Georgia) gets into a fistfight with the editor of the Savannah Press, a Mr. Pleasant A. Stovell, over the latter’s coverage of the former’s election. Evans won.

Roosevelt visits the White House for the first time since leaving office, making sure to come while Taft is out, and also goes to the Smithsonian, which is now pretty much just a large collection of things he’s killed. It was a trip down Memory Lane for the Colonel: Ah, that’s my first elephant, why I remember shooting into a herd of hippo and killing this one...

Headline of the Day -100: “Maine Deer Kill Poor.”

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