Sunday, October 09, 2011

Today -100: October 9, 1911: Of slavery, souls, and straw hats

Italians capture Tobruk. The Turks are really crap at this whole war thing.

Italy issues a proclamation abolishing slavery in Libya.

Evangelist Billy Sunday calculates the cost of soul-saving in Boston at $450 per. Local ministers disagree, putting the cost at anywhere from $3.12 (Methodist) to $70 (Baptist) to $143 (Congregationalist).

Headline of the Day -100: “Killed in Straw Hat Row.” Well, it was out of season.

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