hurled’ to the street, and trees, airplanes, and tugboats are ripped into the air. While New York City’s skyscrapers survived relatively unscathed, the electric billboards and signs that decorated Times Square were torn down and smashed. On the 23rd when the storm subsided, the streets were covered with glass, metal, and other debris.
Oreo, produced in its factories in Chelsea. The first package of Oreos are sold, however, in Hoboken, N.J., at twenty-five cents a pound.
Less sweet, news of Amundsen’s arrival in the Antarctic is heralded with concern for Scott’s expedition. Newspapers openly speculate that Scott might have made it to the South Pole minutes after Amundsen; the New York Times even editorializes a hope that Scott was first--and just hadn’t gotten to a telegraph to announce his victory.
sinking of the Titanic. On April 18th, when the Carpathia reaches New York City with survivors, thousands clog the pier, from journalists wanting to break the story to desperate family members searching to see if among the survivors are their loved ones. A reporter from William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal had been traveling on the Carpathia when it took on survivors, and he spent the duration of his trip interviewing eyewitnesses. When the ship came into dock, the reporter sent his missives in cigar boxes with champagne corks to waiting editors who hired tugboats to take them into the water.
estimates that more than 900 waiters, bartenders, cooks, and other hotel staff are striking. Anyone bold enough to cross the picket line and work at one of the boycotted hotels faced violence at the hands of strikers.
World Series between the New York Giants and the Boston Red Sox stretched into eight games, and was won by Boston--narrowly. In the 10th inning, with the game tied 1-1, New York Giants outfielder Fred Snodgrass caught--and then dropped--a ball, allowing Boston to make two successful runs. The New England baseball team would have a winning streak until 1919 when they traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees, and Snodgrass would be remembered forever as the man who lost New York the 1912 World Series.
|Captain Lawrence Oates|
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