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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

Wed., June 6, 2012

From our archives, 100 years ago

Lottie and Edward Dell went to an Usk “basket social” – where men bid on picnic baskets prepared by young women – and Edward subsequently bid the extravagant sum of $8 for three baskets.

Lottie “quietly remonstrated” with him and reminded him he could hardly afford clothing and food for his own family.

Edward “turned on her.” Outside the hall, he knocked her down and kicked her off the sidewalk.

Then he ordered his wife and children out of the house. If they didn’t leave, he said he would “bring in a fast woman” to their home and cause them such disgrace they would want to leave.

All of this came out in a divorce court hearing.

The judge granted Lottie’s divorce request.

From the education beat: A Spokane Valley man sued his child’s principal for advising his son, 11, to put carbolic acid on an injured thumb. 

Gangrene set in and the thumb had to be amputated.

Also on this date

(From the Associated Press)

1944: During World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on “D-Day,” beginning the liberation of German-occupied Western Europe.


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