October 28, 2008
By Elisabeth Grant
This past weekend the New York Times blogged about voting properly in the upcoming election. Except the upcoming election they were referring to was William Howard Taft vs. William Jennings Bryan. The post was from October 25, 1908. And so it goes on the Times new blog, TimesTraveler. Articles from 100 years ago are posted on the corresponding day, and readers get a glimpse of what was newsworthy a century ago.
While many recent posts have focused on the 1908 election, older posts cover a range of topics. The Sunday, October 18th post for instance, profiled suffragist Christabel Pankhurst, reported a forest fire in Michigan, and noted the trial of two officials from the National Bank of North America. And some posts are less historically memorable, but interesting nonetheless. For instance, the post on Monday, October 12th mentions a balloonist accident during the international balloon race in Berlin.