This Day in History Entry #224

May 22nd, 2013 by Wordsman

People call today’s congress a zoo
But their fighting is not at all new
Preston Brooks drew his cane
Sumner nearly was slain
I’d say things have improved now, don’t you?

Event: Representative Preston Brooks (D-SC) beats Senator Charles Sumner (R-MA) with a cane in the Senate chamber in response to Sumner’s “Crime Against Kansas” speech
Year: 1856
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