100 Years Ago, 1906


The new San Francisco that will rise from the ashes of the old today was in its first stages of rebuilding. After five days of confusion and almost superhuman effort on the part of the citizens of California’s metropolis in the great task of sheltering, feeding and otherwise caring for the homeless thousands, complete order has been established and attention to the future.

Confidence has been restored. The assurance of insurance companies, the measures taken by the financial institutions, the prompt and reassuring words that have reached the business men of San Francisco from eastern financial centres – all these things have dispelled the feeling of uncertainty.

50 Years Ago, 1956

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Montgomery city bus lines tonight ordered an end to segregated seating on buses tomorrow.

A notice on the company bulletin board said the desegregation order was the result of the U. S. Supreme Court’s ruling today holding segregated seating unconstitutional.

The notice was signed by Bus Company Manager J. H. Bagley. Bagley’s family said he was not available to confirm the desegregation decree.

NEW YORK – Newspaper publishers indicated today that competition from television and radio will serve only to intensify press coverage of the 1956 presidential campaign.

“You can’t cover a campaign by setting up a TV set in the city room,” said Richard H. Amberg, of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.

25 Years Ago, 1981

The Federal Communication Commission agreed Tuesday to draft guidelines for a revolutionary new type of broadcast service in which TV programs would be beamed directly from orbiting satellites into U.S. living rooms.

The issue of early, temporary approval of such a system is clouded by the fact that no satellite-to-home system can be permanently authorized, nor can any satellites be launched, until the nations of the Western Hemisphere meet in 1983 to allocate transmission frequencies.