Thursday, May 19, 2011

Today -100: May 19, 1911: Of Pancho Villa & Mahler

Pancho Villa says he is quitting the rebel army and Mexico itself, and will move to the US and “cease to be a Mexican.” Francisco Madero, who announced Villa’s plans, “did not appear to be greatly grieved over his loss.”

Gustav Mahler dies. At the time, he was perhaps more famous as a conductor than as a composer.

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