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Ex-Columbia Student Blames Drugs for Shooting at Actress

March 23, 2011 |  2:17 am





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  March 23, 1901, Wild Act of Youth  

March 23, 1901: The Times has grown to an 18-page paper. One front-page story reports a shooting in the Rathskeller of the Pabst Hotel (d. 1902) at 42nd Street and Broadway in New York, where former Columbia student Robert H. Moulton fired five shots into a party of actors and friends in a booth, slightly injuring a theater manager. Police originally assumed that Moulton was obsessed with  actress May Buckley, who was appearing in “The Price of Peace,” but investigators determined that Moulton had taken so much morphine that he had no idea what he was doing.
 




 
  March 23, 1901, Wild Act of Youth  



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