OPENING OF THE WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE - 1904 A scene from an "actuality," film produced by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company in 1904: members of the press, representatives from the military, and mayor Seth Low celebrate the opening of the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City.
Date: February 11, 1904 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:53:00, No Audio
OLYMPIC WEIGHT-LIFTING TEAM TRYOUTS - 2 Lou Riecke wins a spot on the U.S. Olympic weightlifting team. Norbert Schemansky, who is running for the Michigan House of Representatives, wins a place for the fourth time on the team. Gary Goodner competes for a spot.
COSTA RICA CONFLICT Representatives of the Organization of American States arrive to investigate charges that the Costa Rica conflict was fomented in Nicaragua. Meanwhile, four surplus U.S. fighter planes are sold at nominal cost to Costa Rica to stave off further air strikes by the rebels.
G.O.P. WINS CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL GAME It's another Republican landslide (in the 5th) when the G.O.P. ball-playing Congressmen score six runs to sew up the Congressional Baseball Game in Washington, D.C., 16-13. It's all fun, no politics and everybody gets a laugh.
UNKNOWN SOLDIER INTERRED & DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE The unknown soldier is interred at Arlington National Cemetery. The next day, Washington celebrates the opening of the Conference on the Limitation of Armament. Woodrow Wilson and international delegates arrive for the meeting.
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