Saturday, July 19, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: July 19

On July 19, 1899, nine days after Councilman Fritz Stark gave a speech accusing North American Governor-General Ezra Gallivan of being in the pay of Kramer Associates, and thereby setting off a wave of political violence known as the Starkist Terror, Gallivan met with Stark and members of the Rules Committee to examine Stark's evidence. Gallivan denied all of Stark's alleged evidence, stating that his documents were forgeries. He then asked the Councilmen for "a full investigation of these slanders, at the earliest possible moment," and they agreed.

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