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125 Years of News: August 18, 2019

125 Years of News: August 18, 2019


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

On August 18:

1910: Schenectady's population hits 72,826, a 129.9 percent increase over 1900.

1954: Fire destroys the Piping Rock Night Club and gambling casino on Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs.

1961: A house fire near Vails Mills claims the lives of a mother and five of her children, ages 18 months to 10 years. The father and a 3-year-old daughter survive.

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