Thursday, January 09, 2014

Today -100: January 9, 1914: They have for women no constitutional existence

The Women’s Social and Political Union plans a deputation to the king to discuss women’s suffrage. It says it will no longer attempt to talk with cabinet officials, who have “degraded themselves by their cruelty and treachery.” Anyway, writes Christabel Pankhurst, “Parliament and the Government represent only men, and therefore they have for women no constitutional existence.”

The German princeling selected by the European Powers to be the first king of Albania is having second thoughts.

Headline of the Day -100: “Sailor Sues for an Eye.”

French doctors at Charenton asylum (you know, the one the Marquis de Sade was locked up in) claim to have successfully cured cases of previously incurable insanity with radium. Oh radium, is there nothing you can’t do?

H.G. Wells sells the film rights to his books for a reported $25,000 a year.

Boston Mayor John Fitzgerald bans a production of Salome.

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  1. The patients at Charenton are cured of their insanity but, regretably, no longer alive...