Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Queen Margherita escapes assassination attempt

August 20, 1905

Queen Margherita of Italy survived a "dastardly attempt" on her life today. Margherita, who is the mother of King Vittorio Emanuele III, has been touring the Alps by automobile. As her car made its way up Little St. Bernard, it hit a stone barrier that had been erected in the middle of the road. The barricade had been placed at a dangerous turn in the road. The Queen and her party escaped unhurt. Two persons of interest were arrested.

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