Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Today -100: September 8, 1920: Of canes, walls, regencies, and fires

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The British government will pay Catholics ousted from jobs in Belfast by Protestant violence. They will get the same unemployment pay as unemployed former military men.

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Not in a Cask of Amontillado way, he’s actually building it himself out of logs he cuts so no one can see or photograph him cutting logs, which as we know is his favorite pastime. 

Poet-Aviator Gabriele d’Annunzio will declare Fiume (and some surrounding territory and islands) independent on Sunday. It will be called the “Italian Regency of Carnaro.” The regency thing means that the new country is being held in trust until such time as Italy agrees to annex it. D’Annunzio is supplying the state with a constitution that allows for a temporary dictator.

A Chicago grand jury will investigate whether gamblers fixed a baseball game between the Cubs and Phillies last week.

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Why? What does he know?

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