Friday, April 23, 2021

Today -100: April 23, 1921: Getting them at last

The House passes the Immigration Bill restricting immigration for the next 14 months to 3% of the number of nationals of each nation in the 1910 census. Supporters of Irish independence propose an amendment exempting political refugees, but it fails.

An IRA innovation: a death squad shoots a former soldier, then call a priest to give him last rites, then shoots him some more. They leave a note: “Getting them at last. Beware.”

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