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Friday, January 7, 2011

Flashback Friday - The Good Old Days - January 8, 1921

A New York Times editorial that would have been written almost exactly 90 years ago today complains that the British are selling oil to the Japanese for $1.80 a barrel, but selling the same oil to Californians at $2.40 a barrel!

--The New York Times, January 8, 1921

If this converter is to be believed, that's $22 and $29.34 in current dollars, respectively.


Hey, Great Britain, if you'd like to make up for your unfair treatment of 1921 and charge us $29.34 per barrel of oil today, we'll take it. :)

Harding has been cited as saying "Prayer is a dominant factor for a successful life." The New York Times said he wrote those words as President-elect to Reverend Benjamin Root of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

See Herald and Presbyter, Volume 92 and The New York Times, January 8, 1921

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