Friday, January 25, 2013

Today -100: January 25, 1913: Of immigrants, coups, and bosies

Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, is in Washington lobbying in favor of the literacy provision in the Immigration Bill. Anything to keep down the influx of cheap labor.

During the Young Turks’ coup, Nazim Pasha, the commander of the Turkish army and possessor of an amusing mustache, was murdered, as was the custom.

Lord Alfred Douglas (aka “Bosie”) is declared bankrupt.

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