HISTORY: Things associated with Easter
Christians across the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.
HISTORY: April Fool’s Day and more
Many historians believe April Fool’s Day dates as far back as 1582.
HISTORY: In March 1922, the first radio station in the South began broadcasting from Atlanta from WSB-AM (Welcome South, Brother).
See what was in the news during March across the years.
HISTORY: The color green plays a big role in everyday life.
Wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day is traditional but many other things are also associated with that color.
HISTORY: Read all about it, March 1901
Even Albanians who could afford the luxury of electricity often found themselves powerless.
HISTORY: See what was making the news in The Albany Daily Herald in February 1894.
The Exchange Bank of Albany had a paid-up capital totaling $60,000 in february 1894.
HISTORY: Three family-safe love stories for Valentines Day
Feb. 15 will mark 65 years since the release of Walt Disney’s “Cinderella”
HISTORY: Albany's President';s Ball raised a total of $527.30 for the Warm Springs Foundation
Fifty-eight dogs participated in the opening event of the Southern Amateur Field Trials in Albany.
HISTORY: In January 1940, a five-room apartment could be rented for $30 per month.
From sugar sacks to socks, business was brisk in Albany.
HISTORY: MLK shared his heart with all who would listen.
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
HISTORY: Americans had a full year to stock up on intoxicating beverages before the era of prohibition became the law of the land.
From the 18th Amendment: “After one year from the ratification of this article, the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.”
HISTORY: In honor of the upcoming first day of a new year, here is a look back at other firsts in history.
The first Coca-Cola cans were made in 1955 for shipment to Japan and the Pacific for consumption by military personel.
HISTORY: True or false Christmas statements
It is true that, in 1925, Albany’s postmaster announced that, for the first time in the history of the U.S. Postal Service, there would be no mail delivered on Christmas Day.
HISTORY: 'Gone With The Wind' premiered at Atlanta's Loew's Grand on Dec. 15, 1939.
For the events centered around the premiere of “Gone With The Wind”, Georgia Gov. E.D. Rivers declared a three-day holiday for Dec. 13-15, 1939.
HISTORY: Businesses were growing in Albany, Georgia during December 1895.
Christmas was coming and news was plentiful during the holiday season 119 years ago.