Saturday, October 01, 2022


Herriman Saturday: April 27 1910


April 27 1910 -- Herriman notes the 'blue flu' happening around L.A., people taking the day off to go see Jack Johnson train for the upcoming Fight of the Century.


Reading this endlessly suspenseful saga, here om StrippersGuide, I became overwhelmed by curiosity about who would win. Then one day, I realised that the fight had already happened, 112 years ago! So I looked it up, and now I know. But I will not reveal it here, in case anybody's laying bets.
Since I was wondering, I looked it up. Jack Johnson had "Li'l Artha" as one of his nicknames, inspired by his middle name which was Arthur. Cartoonist Tad Dorgan gave him that nickname.
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