Monday, May 30, 2011

Today -100: May 30, 1911: Of Gilbert, tobacco trusts, cows, and warplanes

W.S. Gilbert, of Gilbert & Sullivan, drowns after suffering a heart attack while attempting to save a young woman in a lake. He was 74.

The Supreme Court rules that the Tobacco Trust must be dissolved.

Pope Pius X publishes an encyclical attacking the Portuguese government for suppressing Catholicism.

Coincidentally, no doubt, a monarchist plot against the Portuguese government is discovered, and dispersed by the military.

Headline of the Day -100: “Biplane Strikes Cow.”

The Lake Mohonk peace conference adopts a resolution for an international agreement banning the use of airships in warfare. The NYT agrees.

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