Old News – Small Items

More old news. This time just some small news items. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, April 9, 1914 LOCAL AND VICINITY NOTES Items of General Interest Gathered from our Newsy Exchanges Rochester has acquired a motion picture studio which was incorporated last week with a capitalization of $50,000 and which is the only one between New …

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Old News – Edison

More news from the past. THE FAIRPORT HERALD, Wed., February 19, 1914 EDISON AT 67, JUST LIKE A BOY Ten Ounces of Food Fill Him For Fifteen Hour Work Day. DON’T OVEREAT, HIS ADVICE Thomas A. Edison, beginning his sixty-eighth year brimful of health and vigor, says that people eat too much and that’s why …

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Stock Market Crash – 80 years ago

It was 80 years ago that the stock market crash of 1929 pushed a fragile economy over the edge. On Oct 28th the stock market dropped a little less than 13% and then the next day (called Black Tuesday) it dropped another 12%. Why was that a problem? Many people were buying stocks by borrowing …

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40 years ago today…

On July 20th 1969 the first people from this planet walked on the moon. It was one of the greatest steps of exploration since Columbus finding the new world. The race to the moon proved that we take on an advanced technological challenge and make it happen. Yet, the computers on the lunar modules were …

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