May 22, 2020

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2019 Chicago O’Hare remains world’s busiest airport in airplane movements – Atlanta world’s busiest airport in passengers

2019 Chicago O’Hare remains world’s busiest airport in airplane movements – Atlanta world’s busiest airport in passengers Airports Council International Montreal, 19 May 2020 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today revealed its preliminary world airport traffic rankings covering passenger traffic, cargo volumes, and aircraft movements for 2019 combined with a glimpse of 2020 […]

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May 21, 2020

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Fastest growing and Largest U.S. cities in 2019 – Release Date: May 21, 2020

Fastest growing and Largest U.S. cities in 2019 – Release Date: May 21, 2020 Source: U.S. Census Bureau Ten of the Fifteen Fastest-Growing Cities and Towns in the South Since 2010, populations in cities in the southern and western regions of the United States experienced rapid growth. The South leads the way with 10 of […]

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May 18, 2020

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Facebook and telecoms companies to build undersea cable around the continent of Africa

Facebook and telecoms companies to build undersea cable around the continent of Africa BBC News Facebook is teaming up with telecoms companies to build a 37,000km (23,000-mile) undersea cable to supply faster internet to 16 countries in Africa. Its length – almost equal to the circumference of the Earth – will make it one of […]

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May 8, 2020

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U.S. unemployment rate 14.7 percent in April 2020

U.S. unemployment rate 14.7 percent in April 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 20.5 million in April, and the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The changes in these measures reflect the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to […]

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May 1, 2020

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A look back at the rise of Charlotte, North Carolina

A look back at the rise of Charlotte, North Carolina A brief timeline look back on a few events that changed Charlotte ________________ Charlotte mid 1950s Charlotte Master Plan – showing a professional sports stadium along I-77 January 4, 1971 March 18, 1973 November 12, 1973 November 29, 1974 November 29, 1974 February 17, 1975 […]

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April 22, 2020

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A look back on how the U.S. responded to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918

A look back on how the U.S. responded to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 This is a brief view of how American newspapers reported the events of the 1918 Spanish Flu. This may remind you of how American cities and states are responding today during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The Spanish Flu did not […]

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April 1, 2020

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Paris: A look back on the completion of the Eiffel Tower on March 31, 1889

Paris: A look back on the completion of the Eiffel Tower on March 31, 1889 On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s designer, and attended by French Prime Minister Pierre Tirard, a handful of other dignitaries, and 200 construction workers. The […]

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March 31, 2020

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History Remembered: A brief look at the early women of leadership at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University)

History Remembered: A brief look at the early women of leadership at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) Below is a brief look at a few of the women in leadership at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) as the newspapers presented them. Also, a brief looked at Booker T. Washington’s 1907 view on women in business […]

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March 28, 2020

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U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2019 –Release Date: March 26, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2019 –Release Date: March 26, 2020 U.S. Census — Six of the 10 counties with the largest population gains this decade were in Texas — Harris, Tarrant, Bexar, Dallas, Collin, and Travis — according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s July 1, 2019, population estimates released today. The […]

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March 22, 2020

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Madam C.J. Walker: A self-made millionaire as written about in the newspapers

Madam C.J. Walker: A self-made millionaire as written about in the newspapers A brief look back on how a few newspapers covered the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Source: Madame C.J. Walker Papers Manuscript and Visual Collections Department William Henry Smith Memorial Library Indiana Historical Society Sarah Breedlove was born in Delta, La., on December […]

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