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125 Years of News: August 12, 2019

125 Years of News: August 12, 2019


In celebration of The Daily Gazette's 125th anniversary, the newspaper will publish newsworthy items from past editions and past decades.

On August 12:

1908: The Schenectady Business Men's Association forms a committee to push for a new, more ornamental fountain for horses at the foot of Crescent Park. Horsemen say water in the existing fountain flows too slowly to be sanitary.

1954: Scotia's Louis Passikoff, a General Electric machinist and shop steward accused of Communism, lambastes Sen. Joseph McCarthy in testimony before McCarthy's UnAmerican Activities Subcommittee.

1960: WGY and Proctor's team up to give a set of handcuffs to everyone in the audience for the local premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho."

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