Posts tagged ‘newspapers’

Pen is mightier than the sword

English novelist and dramatist Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873) uttered the wise words “The pen is mightier than the sword” in […]

05/31/2012. Category: literature. Tags: ,

The Wiki Week

“You show people what you’re willing to fight for when you fight your friends,” Hillary Clinton once said. If only all politicians […]

12/06/2010. Category: politics. Tags: ,

Odd entries in the old Encyclopedia Britannica

The first edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica was published in 1768 and included some odd entries, even describing monsters as a human species. […]

08/20/2010. Category: odd. Tags: , ,

Odd-price tickets of items started by newspaper publisher

When Melville Stone started the Chicago Daily News in 1875, the price was a penny. At first, circulation was high but then […]

03/16/2010. Category: money. Tags: , , ,