Monday, October 10, 2011

Today -100: October 10, 1911: Of bliss, retaliation, and crucifixes

Name of the Day -100: McKinley’s secretary of the Interior Cornelius Bliss, who has died from heart disease “due in great measure to extreme age.” If you’re wondering what counted as extreme age in 1911, Bliss was 78.

Turkey is threatening to expel all Italians and impose a 100% surtax on Italian goods.

Headline of the Day -100: “Priests Lead Rebels With Crucifixes.” The failed royalist revolt in Portugal.

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