Sunday, February 07, 2021

Today -100: February 7, 1921: Of extreme eugenics, angoras, and hostages

A committee of the Connecticut Legislature is considering putting hopelessly insane people to death.

The Japanese Diet is considering a bill to remove the ban on women going to political meetings or joining political organizations. A petition in favor of the bill, signed by thousands of women, is presented, saying the measure is necessary to make women better wives and mothers.

Atatürk says he’ll move the capital of Turkey from Constantinople to Angora, as Ankara was called in the West, but there’s no song about that, is there?

Sinn Féin MP William Sears, editor of the Enniscorthy Echo, is used as a hostage, chained to a military truck as it drives through Dublin.

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