September 18 marks the 160th anniversary of The New York Times. The daily newspaper has earned 106 Pulitzer Prizes and continues to report “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” For a look at the history of the rise of The New York Times, use International Directory of Company Histories. The story begins in 1896, when Adolph Ochs bought the struggling paper and redefined journalism with a new style of reporting. Read the first issue of the paper – September 1, 1851.
To read New York Times articles from the past use the historical New York Times 1851 – 2007 library resource.
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“Can I sign up for the crackpot program?”
(The patron really wanted to sign up for the Crock Pot cooking program.)
The Rival Company became a household word in the early 1970s with the introduction of the Rival Crock Pot, a slow cooker that literally changed the way dinners were made for many people. Other items manufactured include can openers, meat slicers, grinders, toasters, ice cream makers, space heaters, ceiling fans, shower head massagers, humidifiers, air purifiers, and others, according to International Directory of Company Histories (St. James Press), one of thousands of titles available in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.