Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Today -100: November 29, 1911: Of Greek, the other yellow peril, and bulls

Oxford University rejects a proposal to allow math and science students to skip the Ancient Greek requirement.

Harvard University rejects British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, denying her the use of any Harvard building in which to make a speech, on the grounds that Harvard is a man’s college, and women should not be allowed to speak in it.

A national anti-women’s suffrage association has been formed. Its slogan will be “Down With the Yellow Peril, Women’s Votes!” (yellow being the color of the suffrage movement.) It will be led by a Mrs. Arthur Dodge, who says that the heavy voter registration of women in California does not indicate that women really want the vote. Rather, it was discovered that “the lower element among the women” were registering in order to vote Socialist; naturally, men of the better sort responded by “sen[ding] their wives and daughters” to register.

Russia is demanding that Persia fire its treasurer-general, the American W. Morgan Shuster, and pay an indemnity to compensate Russia for the cost of sending its troops to threaten Persia.

Headline of the Day -100: LAT: “BULL FIGHTS AEROPLANE.” Broke both its wings, too.

The plane’s wings, not the bull’s.

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