1926: A look at the 20th Century
Calvin Coolidge was president and Prohibition dominated politics. American jazz thrived with the sounds of Duke Ellington and clarinetist Benny Goodman, who later symbolized the nation's ``swing era.''
This day in the Millennium: April 9
1821: A dinner was held at Planters Hotel in honor of U.S. Sen. John Forsyth of Augusta; Thomas Cumming and Mayor Nicholas Ware hosted the dinner.
This day in the Millennium: April 10
1854: Abner P. Robertson was elected Augusta mayor.
Store links past, future
Max and Rebecca Ruben emigrated from Eastern Europe in the late 19th century, settled in Augusta and started a dry-goods store. They built a legacy that continues today -- Ruben's Department Store.