Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Today -100: January 15, 1913: Of boxing, naughty nymphs, and waldos

Inter-racial boxing is banned in Pittsburgh.

British suffragettes have declared a truce on militancy for the duration of the period in which a women’s suffrage amendment might be added to the government’s franchise reform bill. Prime Minister Asquith has agreed to meet a deputation of what the NYT calls “these naughtiest nymphs of suffragism”.

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this, but the New York City police commissioner is named Rhinelander Waldo.

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