Looking Back


100 years ago

Miss Ruth Hildreth, daughter of W. E. Hildreth of New York city, was killed, and her sister, Dorothy Hildreth, was perhaps fatally injured in Hammondsport, near Rochester, N.Y., when Lincoln Beachey lost control of a 100-horsepower aeroplane and it swept a number of spectators off a roof from which they were watching the exhibition.

Forty thousand frenzied fans saw the Philadelphia Athletics sweep through the defense of the New York Giants for an earned 6 to victory in the opening game of the world series at New York. Total paid attendance of the game was 36,291; total receip...

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