The Boston Post
The Boston Post was a daily newspaper in New England for over a hundred years before it folded in 1956. The Post was founded in November 1831 by two prominent Boston businessmen, Charles G. Greene and William Beals. Edwin Grozier bought the paper in 1891. Within two decades, he had built it into the largest paper in Boston and New England. Grozier passed the publication to his son, upon his death in 1924. Under the younger Grozier, The Boston Post grew into one of the largest newspapers in the country. At its height in the 1930s, it had a circulation of well over a million readers. At the same time, Richard Grozier suffered an emotional breakdown from the death of his wife in childbirth from which he never recovered. Throughout the 1940s, facing increasing competition from the Hearst-run papers in Boston and New York and from radio and television news, the paper began a decline from which it never recovered; when it ceased publishing in October 1956, its daily circulation was 255,000 and Sunday circulation 260,000.
Olin Downes, music critic. Richard Frothingham, Jr. a Massachusetts historian and politician, a proprietor and managing editor of The Boston Post. Robert F. Kennedy, U. S. Attorney General and U. S. Senator. Huckins letter to Rachel Carson inspired the book Silent Spring. Newton Newkirk was hired by the Post in 1901 and produced the Bingfield Bugleville comic strip that that lent its name to Bing Crosby A weekly magazine was included in the Sunday paper. At first it was called The Sunday Magazine of The Boston Sunday Post and The Boston Sunday Post Sunday Magazine. 1921 – Meritorious Public Service. The Boston Post was awarded the Pulitzer prize for its investigation and exposure of Charles Ponzi's financial fraud. Ponzi was first exposed by the investigative work directed by Richard Grozier acting publisher, Edward Dunn, long time city editor, after complaints by Bostonians that the returns Ponzi offered were "too good to be true", it was the first time that a Boston paper had won a Pulitzer, was the last Pulitzer for public service awarded to a Boston paper until the Globe won it in 2003.
In 1909, under the savvy ownership of Edwin Grozier, The Boston Post engaged in its most famous publicity stunt. The paper had 700 ornate, ebony-shafted, gold-capped canes made and contacted the selectmen in Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island towns; the Boston Post Canes were given to the Selectmen with the request that the canes be presented in a ceremony to the town's oldest living man. The custom was expanded to include a community's oldest women in 1930. More than 500 towns in New England still carry on the Boston Post Cane tradition with the original canes they were awarded in 1909. According to H. W. Fowler, the first recorded instance of the term O. K. was made in the Boston Morning Post of 1839. New Boston Post The Boston Daily Advertiser The Boston Evening Transcript The Boston Globe The Boston Herald The Boston Journal The Boston Record "The Boston Post Cane" Information Center
Ralph Cook Craig was an American athlete, winner of the sprint double at the 1912 Summer Olympics. Craig began his track career as a hurdler at Detroit Central High School, only developed into a sprinter at the University of Michigan. In 1910, he won the IC4A 220 y championship. In 1912, Craig qualified for the Olympic team and went to Sweden, where he reached the final of the 100m. A big favourite was his compatriot Donald Lippincott, who had set a World Record of 10,6 in the heats. After no less than seven false starts, Craig won the race in 10,8 – Lippincott only finished third. Craig fought out another battle with Lippincott in the 200m. Craig was not a part of the American 4 × 100 m relay team, disqualified and didn't medal. After the Olympics, Ralph Craig retired from the sport, although his brother, became an All-American footballer in 1913. In 1948, he made a return to the Olympics as an alternate on the US yachting team. Although he did not compete, Craig carried the American flag at the opening ceremonies in London.
Craig was employed for many years as an administrator with the New York State Unemployment Bureau. He died at New York. In 2010 he joined the National Field Hall of Fame. In March 1911, Craig set a new record by running the 40-yard high hurdles in 5.2 seconds, breaking the prior record held by Forrest Smithson. In May 1911, at his last competition wearing the Michigan uniform, Craig helped the Wolverines to a third-place finish in the inter-collegiate meet, he tied the inter-collegiate record in the 100-yard dash with a time of 9.8 seconds. He tied the world record in the 220-yard dash with a time of 21.2 seconds. The Wolverines finished the meet with 24 points, trailing only Yale. Ralph Craig's entry in the Michigan Track & Field Hall of Fame
The Boston Journal
The Boston Journal was a daily newspaper published in Boston, from 1833 until October 1917 when it was merged with the Boston Herald. The paper was an evening paper called the Evening Mercantile Journal; when it started publishing its morning edition, it changed its name to The Boston Journal. In October 1917 John H. Higgins, the publisher and treasurer of the Boston Herald, bought out its nearby neighbor The Boston Journal and created The Boston Herald and Boston Journal. Charles Carleton Coffin, war correspondent who wrote dispatches from the front under the byline "Carlton". Thomas Freeman Porter Benjamin Perley Poore, Washington correspondent and war correspondent who wrote under the byline "Perley". John Sherburne Sleeper, principal editor and part owner of the newspaper. Sleeper wrote. Bostonian Society. Photo of billboards hanging from the Boston Journal Building at 264 Washington Street, April 1898
Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres
The men's 100 metres race was the first event run at the modern Olympics, on 6 April 1896. It was the shortest race on the Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. 21 athletes were entered in the first round, divided into three heats of seven runners, but six of them withdrew. The top two athletes in each heat advanced to the final. 15 athletes from 8 nations competed. This was the standing world record prior to the 1896 Summer Olympics. In the first heat, Francis Lane set the inaugural Olympic Record of 12.2 seconds, tied in Heat 2 by Thomas Curtis. Thomas Burke ran 11.8 seconds, which stood as the Olympic Record until the 1900 Olympics. The first round of heats took place on 6 April; the first heat of the 100 metres was the first competition held in the Games. Francis Lane won the first heat. All heats were won by athletes from the United States. Both Burke and Hofmann were more well known for middle-distance events rather than sprinting. Burke's time of 11.8s became the standing Olympic record.
It is not clear which athlete received which place between the fifth finishers. The final of the 100 metre race, run on 10 April, involved the six runners who had finished in the top two of their preliminary heats. Thomas Curtis withdrew to save himself for the 110 metre hurdles, the next race on the program and which he won. Burke beat his companion from Hofmann, by two meters. Lane and Szokolyi dead-heated with Chalkokondylis six inches behind them. Lane and Szokolyi are both considered to be bronze medallists by the International Olympic Committee. Lampros, S. P.. G.. J. & Anninos, C.. The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck. Mallon, Bill & Widlund, Ture; the 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9. Smith, Michael Llewellyn. Olympics in Athens 1896; the Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X. Wallechinsky, David; the Complete Book of the Olympics. Crawfordsville, Indiana: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company.
William Harrison "Bones" Dillard is an American former track and field athlete, who alongside Walter Tewksbury and Harry Hillman is one of three males so far to win Olympic titles in both sprinting and hurdling events. Dillard was born in Cleveland, attended East Technical High School, he entered Baldwin-Wallace College in 1941 and joined Pi Lambda Phi International Fraternity, two years was drafted into the Army serving in the all-black 92nd Infantry Division known as the Buffalo Soldiers. He returned to college in 1946 and resumed athletics, to which he had been inspired by Jesse Owens, from Cleveland and had attended East Technical High School as well, he won the NCAA and AAU 120-yard and 220-yard hurdles in both 1946 and 1947 and he tied world records in both events with a 22.3 in the 220 in 1946 and a 13.6 in the 120. At the trials for the 1948 Summer Olympics, Dillard failed to qualify for the 110 m hurdles event, though he qualified as third for the 100 m, not his specialty. At the Games, Dillard reached the final, which seemed to end in a dead heat between Dillard and another American, Barney Ewell.
The finish photo showed Dillard had won. This was the first use of a photo finish at an Olympic Games; as a member of the 4 × 100 m relay team, he won another gold medal at the London Games. Four years still a strong hurdler, Dillard did qualify for the 110 m hurdles event, won the event in Helsinki. Another 4 × 100 m relay victory yielded Dillard's fourth Olympic title. Dillard failed. Earlier he won the gold medal in the 110m hurdles at the 1953 Maccabiah Games. Dillard worked for the Cleveland Indians baseball franchise in scouting and public relations capacities, hosted a radio talk show on Cleveland's WERE, he worked for the Cleveland City School District for many years as its Business Manager. Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist U. S. Olympic Hall of Fame inductee James E. Sullivan Award winner Statue at Baldwin Wallace University Track at Baldwin Wallace named the Harrison Dillard Track McGraw, Daniel. "The Forgotten Fastest Man". The Undefeated. Retrieved February 27, 2017. Interview with Harrison Dillard, recorded September 13, 2012, at Cleveland Public Library's Sports Research Center.
Harrison Dillard 100m win at 1948 Olympics
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Charles William Paddock was an American athlete and two time Olympic champion. Paddock was born in Texas to Charles H. and Lulu Paddock. His family moved to California when he was a child. After serving in World War I as a lieutenant of field artillery in the U. S. Marines, Paddock studied at the University of Southern California. There he became a member of the track and field team, excelled in the sprint events, he won the 100 and 200 m in the first major sporting event after the war, the 1919 Inter-Allied Games, in which soldiers of the Allied nations competed against each other. Paddock was the first person named "The fastest man alive". In 1920, Paddock represented his country at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. In Belgium, he had his greatest successes, winning the 100 m final, while placing second in the 200 m event. With the American 4 × 100 m relay team, Paddock won a third Olympic medal. Paddock became famous for his unusual finishing style, leaping towards the finish line at the end of the race.
The next year, he ran the 110 yd, more than 100 m, in 10.2 seconds. It wasn't until 1956. Paddock equaled several other world records over Imperial distances. At the 1924 Olympics, Paddock again qualified for both the 100 and 200 m finals, but he was less successful than four years earlier. Paddock was not a part of the relay team. In Chariots of Fire, the 1981 Oscar-winning film about those races, Paddock was portrayed by Dennis Christopher. In 1928, Paddock did not reach the 200 m final. During his athletic activities, Paddock held management positions in several newspapers. In the late 1920s he acted in a few movies. Paddock served on the personal staff of Major General William P. Upshur beginning at the end of World War I. An autobiography, entitled The Fastest Human, was published in 1932. In 1943, during World War II, Upshur and Paddock died in a plane crash near Alaska. Paddock is interred at Sitka National Cemetery in Sitka. Charles William Paddock from the Handbook of Texas Online Charley Paddock on IMDb Retrieved on 2009-05-14 "Charley Paddock".
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