$3 Million+ for a Comic Book?

Yesterday they sold a copy of the first issue of Action Comics which featured the first appearance of Superman. It sold for $3,207,852. I believe that sets a new record price for a comic. Part of the reason for the high price was it the best quality of that issue that has ever come on …

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Old News – Red Cross & Students

Time again for news from the past. Two stories; one of an appeal from the Red Cross and the other about new students at Mechanics Institute (now Rochester Institute of Technology). THE POST EXPRESS Rochester, NY Tuesday, August 25, 1914 American Red Cross Sends Out Second Appeal for Relief Funds Mayor Hiram H. Edgerton this …

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More on the 1964 Rochester Riot

The Rochester Public Library has released a new collection dealing with the Rochester riot of July 1964. Rochester Riots of 1964, Vol. 1 (157 pages) is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings for the days during the riot (July 25 – Aug. 3). Then Volume 2 (168 pages) has newspaper articles on the aftermath of the …

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CD Longevity

People often ask how long their CDs will last. This recent article on NPR (National Public Radio)  addresses the problems of maintaining a CD collect. They interview people from the National Archives who are finding that some prerecorded CDs from the 1990s are already suffering from they call “CD rot.” CDs that are recorded at …

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Old News – 2 Water Deaths

More news from the past. This time are two local deaths in area waters. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Fairport, NY Thursday, August 20, 1914 BOY DROWNED IN THE CANAL AT BUSHNELL’S BASIN FLUME Charles Warren Forbes of Pittsford Sinks in Canal Waters and is Drowned Before Assistance Could Reach Him. Pittsford, August 17.—Charles Warren Forbes …

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WDYTYA – Tomorrow (8/20)

Kelsey Grammer who just had a son born on July 22nd (also named Kelsey) will investigate his ancestors on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Kelsey gets an eye-opening look at his beloved grandmother’s family, uncovering a woman haunted by the demons of her past. He also also learns of …

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Top Songs of 1964; #16

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1964 was “Where Did Our Love Go” by The Supremes. The song was written and produced by the team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. They wrote and produced many songs for various Motown artists in the 1960s. The Supremes were …

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Top Songs of 1964; #15

During at a time in music that all remember as the British Invasion comes an unlikely number one hit; “Everybody Loves Somebody” by Dean Martin. The song was written by Sam Coslow, Irving Taylor and Ken Lane in 1947. It had been recorded a few times when a recording session in 1964 Lane, who was …

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Old News – Opening of the Panama Canal

More news from the past. This time about the opening of the Panama Canal from the same day. THE POST-EXPRESS Rochester, NY Saturday, August 15, 1914 OPENING OF CANAL; ZONE CELEBRATES Steamship Ancon Making Passage of Isthmian Waterway To-day. DECKS CROWDED WITH DISTINGUISHED GUESTS Band Plays “Star Spangled Banner”—Crowds Line Banks. Panama, Aug. 15,–The United …

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