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Three Accused of Fraud in Newspaper Contest

December 13, 2009 |  2:00 am

Dec. 13, 1909, Fraud 

Dec. 13, 1909: Los Angeles police detain three people accused of swindling the Ogden, Utah, Evening Standard in a publicity campaign. Ogden Mayor William Glassman, a part-owner of the  paper, says the suspects conspired to take a $300 prize by promising to give a woman a small share of the money for correctly identifying one of the conspirators as “Dotty Dimples” in a crowd of people. 

Wallace E. Tillinghast of Worcester, Mass., says he has perfected an airplane and secretly flown it to New York, where he circled the Statue of Liberty. But he won't show the aircraft to anyone.

And an underground explosion traps six African Americans in coal mine near Henderson, Ky.