Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Today -100: January 29, 1913: Of militancy, and eels

Wilford Webb, bearer of Arizona’s electoral votes, has turned up, after reading in the newspaper that he was supposed to have delivered the votes already (someone told him the due date was Feb. 1), and that he was liable to losing his generous travel expenses.

Yesterday: London waiting to find out what the suffragettes plan to do. Waiting...

Then some windows in shops and government offices are broken, and a “deputation” arrives at the Houses of Parliament to hold an interview with Chancellor David Lloyd George, whether he wants one or not. Several are arrested, and are threatening to hunger strike.

Headline of the Day -100 (LA Times): “Olympic Hero Strangles Eel.” Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku, winner of the 100 meters in swimming. The Times says he’ll probably lose two fingers, but since he also won gold in the 1920 Olympics, I’m guessing not.

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  1. I guess the duke qualifies for name of the month

  2. In Hawaii, Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku is like "Smith," probably.