Friday, September 11, 2020

Today -100: September 11, 1920: America has not failed and will not fail the American negro

A cop is killed in Tullow in County Carlow, Ireland, so the cops shoot up the town and burn buildings in retaliation. Must be some more of that law n’ order Lloyd George is preserving by keeping Lord Mayor MacSwiney in prison.

Headline of the Day -100: 

Gabriele d’Annunzio, poet, aviator, and now head of state (duce) of the Italian Regency of Quarnero takes the oath, on a balcony, as was the custom: “I swear on this sacred banner of youth, on this relic of heroic blood, and on my soul” etc. (never let a poet write his own oath of office). He asks the crowd if the new constitution is okay with them, and that’s evidently enough to ratify it.

Headline of the Day -100:  

“America has not failed and will not fail the American negro,” he says to a delegation of black people, whose response to that assertion is not recorded. Harding’s black cook comes out to watch. Does the NYT condescendingly employ dialect in quoting her? What do you think?

Cox opposes cash bonuses for Great War veterans, but does support assisting them to become home-owners.

The election board in a ward in Long Branch, New Jersey resigns en masse rather than go home to home to ask women voters questions they’d be “proverbially disinclined to answer” (I assume they think women won’t divulge their age).

Sacco and Vanzetti are charged with robbery and murder.

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    dna test says no

  2. I think I read that at the time and forgot it. Various historians put too much time into researching it, census records and such, without coming to a conclusion.