Monday, March 14, 2011

Today -100: March 14, 1911: Of Senator Buffalo Bill, taxes, and watching in the dark

Buffalo Bill Cody is rumored to want to be Arizona’s first senator.

The Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of corporate tax law. Taft is delighted.

In Albany, the Children’s Society is demanding a state law for the segregation of sexes in the audiences of motion pictures. And that they be shown with the lights on (the motion pictures, that is, not the sexes).

Teddy Roosevelt writes President Taft (privately) about the Mexican Revolution, offering that if “by any remote chance... there should be a serious war, a war in which Mexico was backed by Japan or some other big powers, then I would wish immediately to apply for permission to raise a division of cavalry, such as the regiment I commanded in Cuba...”

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