Old News – Bicycles at Night

More news from the past. Hard to believe that bicycles were such a problem 100 years ago. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, October 29, 1914 TRIALS OF NIGHT DRIVING. Bicyclists Should Carry Tail Light at Night for Self Protection. “Ever motorists,” says Mitchell May, secretary of state, “is painfully aware of the fact that the …

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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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