Old News – Brockport Enrollment

The current College at Brockport was originally called Brockport Normal School. That is an old term for a college that taught people to be teachers at elementary schools. The college was begun in 1835. In 1916 it was only a two year program to become a teacher. Now a four year college; it has an …

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Presidential Debate

On this date (Sept. 26) in 1960 was the first televised debate between candidates for President of the United States. U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee, and Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee, met in Chicago for the first of four debates that year. Nixon refused to wear makeup and was seen …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #27

The Association became the next group to have a number one hit in 1966 with Cherish. The song was written by Terry Kirkman, who was a founding member of the group. The romantic song was the number one song on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Cash Box record charts for the weeks of Sept. …

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Voter Enrollment Lists

Have you heard? There is a national election in less than two months. That brings up a related genealogy source; voter registration lists. Those lists have been made for many years but very few have made it online. Recently the Rochester Public Library added the enrollment lists for 1920 for the towns of Monroe County. …

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Old News – Rescue

Ever since the Erie Canal (later called the Barge Canal) came through the area, people have died in it from drowning. Many of the victims did not know how to swim. Also the Canal is not easy to get out of because the walls are steep.  There are signs near accessible areas that say that …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #26

The Supremes are back on the top of the record charts in 1966 with You Can’t Hurry Love. This is the group’s seventh number one song. At this time the ladies were on the top of the Motown label and they had multiple appearances on national TV shows. They will be back on the top …

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