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Today in History: The Onondaga Hotel opened on the corner of South Warren and East Jefferson streets. Over time, the hotel's public spaces became local landmarks: cnyhistory.org/onondaga-hotel-opens #Syracuse
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Today in History: On this day in 1841, a gunpowder explosion on the #Oswego canal kills 25 and injured 60: cnyhistory.org/gunpowder-explosion
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The third installment of our Summer Lecture Series is this Wednesday, August 22nd at noon. Join OHA Executive Director, Gregg Tripoli, at our downtown location as he discusses #Syracuse's role in the film industry.
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Rest in Power, Aretha. Here's a photo from Aretha Franklin's performance at Jazz Fest at Onondaga Community College in July 2007. (photo by Michael Davis)
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On August 14th, 1948, the City of #Syracuse began a week long celebration of its 100th anniversary. The celebration week was one of the largest in the city's history with 100,000 present for the parade alone, which included floats, festive music from drum and bugle corps, and military groups. A list of special events included historical performances at Syracuse University's Archbold Stadium - The Show of the Century: The Centorama - and the election of Betty Michaels as Miss Syracuse Centennial and Beverly Beauchamp as Miss Onondaga County. Syracuse, named by John Wilkinson in 1824, and was incorporated as a city in 1848 by combining of the villages of Salina and Syracuse.
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Today in History: #Syracuse and the rest of the United States learn that the Japanese have unconditionally surrendered, ending World War II. #WWII
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Tomorrow's launch of Congress Beer also means the return of Gambrinus to the streets of #Syracuse, but this time he won't be a statue...
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On August 7th, 1992, Chris Campbell of Fayetteville won a bronze medal in the 198-pound freestyle event during the Barcelona Olympics, becoming the oldest wrestler in United States Olympic history to win a medal: cnyhistory.org/chris-campbell-wins-olympic-bronze #Syracuse
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#ThrowbackThursday: One of #Syracuse's traffic officers operates what is considered to be one of the 1st electric traffic signals in the U.S. at North State & James Streets. Installed in December 1922, it was produced in Syracuse by Crouse-Hinds (Eaton). Photo: August 1924
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From the Headlines: Today in 1974, President Richard Nixon resigned in the midst of the Watergate Scandal. Vice President Gerald R. Ford took the oath of office just after noon. #Syracuse #Nixon
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