Times Podcast Looks at New Year, 100 Years Ago

Dec 29th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting

The New York Times’ “Only In New York” podcast has a fun episode this week, looking at the newspaper’s coverage of the 1907 New Year’s Eve festivities, and predictions for 1908.

The famed mirrored ball that drops from the newspaper’s tower every New Year’s Eve at midnight debuted 100 years ago. Predictions that air travel would happen in the coming year came true with the Wright brothers’ flight. It was interesting to learn that the word “adolescence” was coined a century ago, and to hear about what stories made the front page in the New Year’s issue.

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