Thursday, May 30, 2019

Today -100: May 30, 1919: Of lindies, Americanization, and unnecessary heroin

New York hotelier Raymond Orteig offers a $25,000 prize for the first non-stop New York-Paris by an aviator from an Allied nation. It will go to Charles Lindbergh in 1927.

The Socialist Party (US) expels 25,000 Slavs it accuses of being Bolsheviks.

Headline of the Day -100: 

The NY State Reconstruction Commission’s Educational Committee recommends, among other things, compulsory English classes for people over 18 who are illiterate in English. “Americanization,” a term frequently bandied about these days -100, is often used synonymously with teaching the English language.

The NYC Mayor’s Committee on Public Welfare discusses drugs. District Attorney Edward Swann says he’s been informed that there is no need for heroin and that only a small amount of cocaine is medically necessary.

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