Friday, September 25, 2020

Today -100: September 25, 1920: Of treaties, lynching lynches, sextraditions, and thrift

The Jones Merchant Marine Act passed in early June gave Pres. Wilson 90 days to inform foreign nations that the US was ending every treaty provision restricting the US from imposing discriminatory shipping rates and customs duties on imports. He refuses to do so, saying the law is unconstitutional, which it is.

John Lynch, a Sinn Féin member of the Limerick County Council, is murdered in the Royal Exchange Hotel in Dublin by a military death squad. The Dublin Corporation orders the coroner to hold an inquest, but Gen. Macready orders him not to.

Georges Leygues is selected as the new French prime minister (and foreign minister).

Headline of the Day -100: 

The sextradition was an obscure early-twentieth-century legal procedure.

Harding has a solution to the high cost of living: thrift. Also tariffs.

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