Monday, October 17, 2011

Today -100: October 17, 1911: Of progressives, dynamite, marines, and lynchings

The Progressive Republicans (curious creatures, now sadly extinct) hold their first convention and endorse Robert La Follette for president in 1912. And they want presidential primaries to enable them to make that choice.

Some other people who don’t like President Taft plant dynamite under a viaduct in California over which his train was scheduled to pass.

The US is sending the cruiser New Orleans, and 100 marines, to Shanghai.

Black man allegedly attacks white woman in Forest City, Tenn., and... oh, you know, the usual.

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