ON THIS Day in 1904, Heath, American driver, wins the terrific automobile race!

ON THIS Day IN 1904, the Brooklyn Every day Eagle claimed, “WESTBURY, L.I. — An American driver, George Heath, with a 90-horse energy Panhard car or truck, won the good Vanderbilt Cup race for vehicles this afternoon. Albert Clement of France, driving a Clement-Bayard 80-horse power vehicle, finished 2nd. [Herb] Lytle, driving a Pope-Toledo twenty-four horse ability auto, was third. Heath, the winner, was born at Astoria, L.I., but for a number of several years has been racing in France. On unofficial time, Heath received the race by 1 minute and 28 seconds. The end involving he and Clement was wildly fascinating. Heath experienced started 10 minutes in advance of Clement and through the early rounds opened up a big guide. Then his vehicle fulfilled with mishaps and Clement handed him. The very last two rounds of the race were a determined struggle concerning these two adult men, Heath to keep his lead of ten minutes, and gain a minor much more if doable Clement striving to end in just much less than ten minutes just after his rival. Spectators in the grandstand had been in the most powerful point out of exhilaration when Heath concluded with a fantastic burst of pace.”

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ON THIS Day IN 1918, the Eagle documented, “The principals of the public educational facilities, large and elementary, are getting each individual precaution to defend their pupils towards influenza or grip and colds. In all of them the teachers have been instructed to thoroughly enjoy for signs or symptoms of colds and influenza, coughing and watery eyes. On the slightest sign, the youngster is sent dwelling. At Erasmus Corridor, Mr. Lower has suspended faculty assemblies and conferences of societies as a precautionary measure, while there are no alarming indications. The attendance is about regular, and no situation of influenza has created in the university so far as is recognised. In none of the other large colleges have the assemblies been suspended. Dr. Vlymen, of the Jap District Significant Faculty, explained that in purchase to be on the secure facet he had consulted the Well being Division about keeping the patriotic rally declared for tomorrow night. He experienced been explained to that there was no explanation for abandoning it. The theaters are open and there is no epidemic in New York City, he was educated. The attendance in that college is regular.”

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ON THIS Day IN 1919, the Eagle claimed, “WASHINGTON — President [Woodrow] Wilson was more robust currently than at any time considering that he turned ill just about two months ago, explained a bulletin issued today by Rear Admiral Grayson, [Dr. Edward] Stitt and Dr. Sterling Ruffin … Following yet another fantastic night time, President Wilson appeared cheerful this morning, White House officers explained, and for the to start with time in much more than a week expressed a desire for eggs for breakfast. It is with raising trouble that Rear Admiral Grayson, his personal medical doctor, keeps the President from using a hand in the affairs of State. The President has requested to see numerous individuals, but neither Dr. Grayson nor Secretary [Joseph P.] Tumulty has been equipped to track down any of them. The President explained to them they showed remarkable inability to uncover any person he required to see, introducing that, so significantly as he was concerned, the ‘campaign of silence’ was at an end. The President also desires to read, and whilst Dr. Grayson has permitted him to do so to a limited extent, he is prevented from studying for any fantastic length of time mainly because the medical professional fears there may well be an injurious strain on his eyes.”

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ON THIS Working day IN 1920, the Eagle described, “CLEVELAND, OHIO — Smiling and total of assurance, even with their two defeats, the Cleveland Indians arrived early right now from Brooklyn to interact the Dodgers in the fourth game of the Environment Series right here tomorrow. The Brooklyn staff bought in on the identical practice. Conquering heroes under no circumstances received a much more noisy reception than the players when they piled off the prepare. Streets foremost to the Union Station had been lined with cheering fanatics, who apparently forgot the two defeats handed the Indians on the Brooklyn industry. ‘Wait until we get them in our park!’ the crowds shouted. ‘We are with you to the end and know you’ll get the championship!’”

Katherine T. Burrows

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