Friday, August 21, 2020

Today -100: August 21, 1920: Of oaths, socialists, and gunfights

Charles Ponzi, still in jail because he can’t raise bail, admits to bankruptcy and takes the bankrupt’s oath, whatever that is. His investors are FINALLY beginning to realize that they’re screwed.

The 5 Socialist members of the New York State Assembly who were expelled last spring are re-nominated by their respective county committees.

A fight between the town marshal and a deputy sheriff of Irvine, Kentucky over who gets to take in a bootlegger prisoner turns into a gunfight, leaving two cops dead and another cop and the bootlegger wounded.

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