BY THE 1870s, the Associated Press had expanded considerably from five New York City daily papers protecting themselves against a potential telegraph monopoly on news. Today, we pick up the story with AP representatives residing in Bismarck, North Dakota, Compiegne, France, and Carson City, Nevada. 468 more words
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Sarah Bernhardt, the great actress who graced the French stage before Hollywood, was born in the Latin Quarter of Paris on October 22 or 23, 1844, (Since her original birth certificate was lost, there has always been a lot of uncertainty about the exact date, which, according to some sources, might also be 25 September-) 66 more words
Near us in Richmond is a gatehouse built by Henry VII in around 1500. It is one of the few remaining parts of his palace. Each time I walk through its archway I become aware that I am occupying the same space through which once passed the likes of Henry VII, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and, on occasion, William Shakespeare. 762 more words
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Be a little careless in your hearing and when I give you my name, it sounds as if I’m saying, Sarah Bernhardt. I love it. Perhaps I’d have done better if I’d changed my surname from Vernon to Bernhardt; curiosity alone might have garnered me more interviews and auditions!