Friday, January 1, 2010

January 1

January 1, 1916: Charlotte is officially annexed by the city of Rochester in a bid to gain control over the port and to increase the population (and thereby political standing and funding) of the city.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. Rochester History Journal, v37, 1975

January 1, 1881: George Eastman joins with Henry A. Strong, a buggy whip manufacturer, to form the Eastman Dry Plate Company.  By 1884, the company would be renamed the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company and finally in 1892, the company would be organized into the Eastman Kodak Company and Strong would serve as the first president.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. History of Kodak
  2. Wikipedia: Henry A. Strong
  3. PBS: Henry Strong

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