“120,000 people,” notes wrote "that people in coastal areas ‘were more anxious than ever to get rid of their aliens after rumors that signal lights were seen before submarine attacks'" off the coast of Southern California.
In the case of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, this would be almost impossible to believe.
Aird, who served five terms as Lord Provost, had his mansion on this site, and, while his fowl were being fattened for the pot, would paddle and peck about in the street’s muddy puddles.
You can see a portrait of Aird in today’s Merchants’ House, on the corner of George Square.
’s Rob Verger writes, “the policy was by no means greeted with unanimous support,” and a vigorous public debate played out, with opponents pointing to the blatant racism and violations of civil rights.
Two-thirds of the internees were American citizens.
It is also said the idea for the printing press, came like a flash of light, though this may have been an embellished story added at a later day.