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Monthly Archive December, 2009

The Doctor’s Danish Denouement.

December 21, 2009

The Copenhagen Decision
Today is the hundredth anniversary of what the newspapers called “The Copenhagen Decision.”   It marked an end to Frederick Cook’s credibility in most people’s minds.
In September, when he accepted its honorary doctorate, Cook had promised the University at Copenhagen that he would submit his “proofs” that he had been first at the North [...]


Enter Dunkle and Loose.

December 9, 2009

The paper that does things
Today the New York Times enjoys a preeminent place in American media, and this day marks the hundredth anniversary of a little known media event that could be said to mark the beginning of the upward rise of the paper to its current status.  On this day in 1909 the Times [...]