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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7110 on: July 11, 2019, 01:55:45 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus July 10, 1919.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7111 on: July 11, 2019, 01:58:16 AM »
I suppose for fun I'll post a 100 years ago for the riots in Longview Texas. From the Texas state historical association. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/jcl02

"...Then an article in the July 10 issue of the Chicago Defender, a sensationalistic nationwide black newspaper, described the death of a young black man, Lemuel Walters, in Longview. The article reported that Walters and an unnamed white woman from Kilgore, Texas, were in love and quoted her as saying they would have married if they had lived in the North. Walters, according to the article, was safely locked in the Gregg County Jail until the sheriff willingly handed him over to a white mob that murdered him on June 17."

July 10th Jones, a correspondent for the defender was beaten by the women's brothers. July 11th 10 - 15 armed white men drive to Jone's house. Met with gunfire. Three of the white men suffered superficial birdshot wounds, and a fourth man, who had sought shelter under a house, was found by blacks and beaten severely.

Whites regroup and return to burn down Jone's house, the home of Calvin P. Davis, a black physician, other black residences, and to a black dance hall in which they suspected the blacks had stored ammunition.

On the evening of July 12th Marion Bush, Dr. Davis's father-in-law, was killed after he fled from Sheriff Meredith, who was either offering him protective custody or attempting to arrest him. *(Wouldn't it be ironic if it were protective custody.)

Gaurds men called in to restore order.  The rangers arrested seventeen white men on charges of attempted murder; each was released on $1,000 bond. Twenty-one black men were arrested, charged, and sent to Austin temporarily for their own safety. Nine white men were also charged with arson. None of the whites or blacks was ever tried.

*And then race relations became sunny and everybody lived happily ever after. (Or at least order was restored to the point where people could pick up their firearms again...)

*Editorial notes were mine.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7112 on: July 11, 2019, 02:04:07 AM »
a young black man [...] an unnamed white woman

So is this ageist or racist or both? So confused now.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7113 on: July 11, 2019, 02:06:51 AM »
So is this ageist or racist or both? So confused now.
Fun preview of the next century of American race relations...  :)


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7114 on: July 12, 2019, 08:51:34 PM »
Sorry Rix. I feel like this is the time capsule in the finale of MASH. You are playing the part of Margret asking for nice contributions, and I'm playing the part of Hawkeye... I never knew that Japanese illegals crossed from Mexico... Anyhow, it is from the Washington post. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045433/1919-07-12/ed-1/seq-10/#


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7115 on: July 12, 2019, 11:10:05 PM »
Sorry Rix. I feel like this is the time capsule in the finale of MASH. You are playing the part of Margret asking for nice contributions, and I'm playing the part of Hawkeye... I never knew that Japanese illegals crossed from Mexico... Anyhow, it is from the Washington post. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045433/1919-07-12/ed-1/seq-10/#



No problem.  In fact, I saw that news item in another paper but got busy and forgot to post it.  So thanks.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7116 on: July 13, 2019, 12:33:19 AM »
I'm trying to remember on the 19th to post the Luton riots (angry ex military men burning down city hall...)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7117 on: July 15, 2019, 03:34:20 AM »
I'm trying to remember on the 19th to post the Luton riots (angry ex military men burning down city hall...)

From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., July 15, 1919.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7118 on: July 17, 2019, 03:14:27 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 17, 1919.


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28th Division Sports Meeting held at Biyuk Dere, Constantinople, 17 July 1919. Long jump won by Sepoy Lal Singh, 1/25 Punjabis. Distance jumped 17 feet and 10 inches with bare feet.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205249337 © IWM (Q 14220)


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28th Division Sports Meeting held at Biyuk Dere, Constantinople, 17 July 1919. Captain Hanson, winner of the High Jump.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205249340 © IWM (Q 14223)


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28th Division Sports Meeting held at Biyuk Dere, Constantinople, 17 July 1919. Gymnastic display by 31st Punjabis.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205249345 © IWM (Q 14228)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7119 on: July 18, 2019, 07:24:01 PM »
Sorry Rix. I feel like this is the time capsule in the finale of MASH. You are playing the part of Margret asking for nice contributions, and I'm playing the part of Hawkeye... I never knew that Japanese illegals crossed from Mexico... Anyhow, it is from the Washington post. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045433/1919-07-12/ed-1/seq-10/#


Some great stories, and some possibly good ideas, in that paper. More on Mrs.Atherton and her wiles.....
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/120239804 

https://www.nytimes.com/1919/07/10/archives/mrs-a-eliot-shot-in-her-london-home-once-famous-beauty-believed-to.html 

#metoo this poor woman was slandered and slut-shamed and bullied in print into a suicide or misadventure by unsound mind.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7120 on: July 18, 2019, 07:25:00 PM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 17, 1919.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205249337 © IWM (Q 14220)


This this the first documentation of the abomination that is the "man-bun" hairstyle so popular in some sports?

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7121 on: July 19, 2019, 02:02:41 AM »
As promised. From July 19th 1919.
https://libcom.org/history/1919-the-luton-riots

During the summer of 1919 military unrest swept into civilian disturbances in many regions. Luton Town Council planned processions with brass bands, floats, entertainment for the children and a fireworks display followed by an evening of official gluttony described as a 'Mayor's banquet'. The cost of the latter was to be paid from civic funds. Invitations were strictly limited to the Mayor, councillors and close friends - none of whom had served in the armed forces.

Ex-service men wanted to have a small celebration of their own- but the mayor refused to allow them to use Wardown park. Ex service men instead hung a streamer across the road saying: 'Don't pity us, give us work' and lined both sides of the parade route. As the official procession went past, it was joined by the angry ex-servicemen. Eventually they arrived outside the Town Hall where they halted in heavy rain whilst the Mayor read out the proclamation of peace.

The crowd got pissed off, the city officials retreated into city hall, and the crowd tore down the door. Once inside, untold damage was done. Decorations for the Grand Ball were torn down. The contents of the Town Hall were hurled through the windows into the street.

At 10 pm the Mayor was still besieged in his parlour. Instead of the planned banquet the mayoral party had spent seven hours huddled together in the dark behind shattered windows.

Anyhow, during the rioting, they lit city hall on fire, stole more gas to dump on the fire, and refused to allow the firemen to extinguish it (the mayoral party managed to escape.) Attempts to put out the fire were thwarted by the cutting of hosepipes. Remaining hoses had to be used to protect the police from the crowd rather than to quench the flames.

Perhaps my favourite part of the story...  The crowd that went in to rescue him emerged with three pianos. These were dragged into the roadway and used as accompaniments. The crowd sang 'Keep the Home Fires Burning' before the biggest bonfire that Luton had ever seen.  ;D

Rioting continues for 3 or 4 more nights. The mayor leaves town and only returns once for a friends funeral, and once for his own.

Law and order is restored until 1985 when soccer hooligans riot in what is described as one of the worst examples of soccer hooliganism in the 80's. At least they had practice decades earlier.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7122 on: July 19, 2019, 02:32:00 AM »
Thanks, WOTR, glad you remembered to post it.  Meanwhile, back in England, on Peace Day:

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7123 on: July 19, 2019, 02:32:28 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 19, 1919.


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British troops passing spectators as they parade down Constitution Hill to Buckingham Palace, 19th July 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205289084 © IWM (Q 28773)


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King George V, General John Pershing and party in royal box reviewing troops in London, 19 July 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205349017 © IWM (Q 106078)


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Tanks partake in the parade outside Buckingham Palace, 19th July 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205289075 © IWM (Q 28763)


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A procession of Voluntary Aid Detachment nurses and personnel marches past a crowd of onlookers along the Mall in London. British Army personnel are also present and there are numerous flags flying from flagpoles and stone plinths along the road.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/12122 © IWM (Art.IWM ART 4037)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7124 on: July 19, 2019, 02:54:11 AM »
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205289075 © IWM (Q 28763)
It sure looks like tanks traveling down a paved road in peacetime. I just have a tough time with this as usually they put down tires for any tracked equipment. If you run a dozer (or any tracked equipment) over a paved road the grousers will tear it up (even if you don't turn at all.) Though an excavator is less harmful than a dozer, and they do make rubber "pads" or shoes for street use.

I'm really interested if the design of early tanks (with their "parallelogram" tracks and very shallow angle under the front idler) allowed this to be less of an issue. In one way, it makes sense as the grousers are not wrapped tightly around the idler and "pinching" the asphalt as much.

*Actually, blowing up the image, you can see daylight under the tracks at the rear of the machine, and it looks like there is a distinct "curve" on the undercarriage where the front would not directly contact the ground either. I had never noticed before, but it appears that all of the weight would be in the middle couple of feet, and that the tank might "teeter" on that section.

Very interesting how different those are from modern tracked equipment (also amazing that there are not tracks left behind the tanks in that photo.)

Grousers and undercarriage of a modern bulldozer. In the northern mines, they would weld on additional "cleats" on the grousers in the winter.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7125 on: Today at 01:08:50 AM »
July 21 1919.

Flaming dirigible crashes into a Illinois trust and savings in Chicago killing 13 and wounding 27...

The dirigible caught fire while in flight leading to 3 crew and 2 passengers parachuting. 1 crew memeber died when his parachute caught fire, one of the passengers got tangled in the dirigible and died when it crashed, and the other passenger broke both legs when he landed and died later in the hospital. 

"The dirigible crashed into the Illinois Trust and Savings Building’s skylight just as the bank’s employees were closing for the night, and flaming debris and shattered glass rained upon them. Ten bank employees were killed from the wreckage and a further 27 were injured."





https://horrorhistory.net/2018/07/21/dirigible-crashes-into-bank-skylight-killing-13-and-wounding-27/

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7126 on: Today at 03:02:06 AM »
July 21 1919.

Flaming dirigible crashes into a Illinois trust and savings in Chicago killing 13 and wounding 27...

The dirigible caught fire while in flight leading to 3 crew and 2 passengers parachuting. 1 crew memeber died when his parachute caught fire, one of the passengers got tangled in the dirigible and died when it crashed, and the other passenger broke both legs when he landed and died later in the hospital. 

"The dirigible crashed into the Illinois Trust and Savings Building’s skylight just as the bank’s employees were closing for the night, and flaming debris and shattered glass rained upon them. Ten bank employees were killed from the wreckage and a further 27 were injured."





https://horrorhistory.net/2018/07/21/dirigible-crashes-into-bank-skylight-killing-13-and-wounding-27/

I am awestruck by this article.  How bizarre that the dirigible could have crash landed anywhere, yet it looks as though that sky-light roof was custom made to receive it.  I can't think of any instance in the past that parallels 911 like this one.  (Perhaps the bomber that would later hit the Empire State Building?)  Of course, the workers in the building weren't thinking 'terrorists' when the crash occurred.  (I'm guessing anyway.)  The diagram shows the dirigible falling in a straight line to the top of the building.  I wonder if anybody standing under the skylight saw it coming down?  Good one, WOTR. 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7127 on: Today at 03:16:52 AM »
From the Missouri State Archives.


Fred Fielder. Inmate #22082.

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Description: Plead Guilty to 1st Degree Murder (3 charges), sentenced to Natural Life from 6/16/1919. Trial held in St. Louis City. Died in Prison Hospital 10/17/1941.

Mug shots taken on 7/22/1919.
No known copyright restrictions  https://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/ 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7128 on: Today at 10:37:41 AM »
I am awestruck by this article.  How bizarre that the dirigible could have crash landed anywhere, yet it looks as though that sky-light roof was custom made to receive it.  I can't think of any instance in the past that parallels 911 like this one.  (Perhaps the bomber that would later hit the Empire State Building?)  Of course, the workers in the building weren't thinking 'terrorists' when the crash occurred.  (I'm guessing anyway.)  The diagram shows the dirigible falling in a straight line to the top of the building.  I wonder if anybody standing under the skylight saw it coming down?  Good one, WOTR.
There was a previous arson, a manifesto, and a lot of traffic disruption....  there were also some, brief, conspiracy theories....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Austin_suicide_attack 

https://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/us/19crash.html 

https://www.businessinsider.com/joseph-andrew-stacks-insane-manifesto-2010-2