Sunday, July 19, 2015

Today -100: July 19, 1915: Really, post office workers?

Headline of the Day -100:

And, for some reason, post office workers. Maybe he needed some mail sorted.

A Tuskegee Institute professor says there were 34 lynchings in the United States in the first half of 1915, up from 21 in the first half of 1914. Of these, 24 were black and 10 white. 8 were in Georgia.

The foreman of Harry Thaw’s jury says their verdict that he was sane was influenced by “the unwritten law,” with the jury believing that he was justified in killing Stanford White. (Tomorrow other jurors will deny this).

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