Here are some one liners...
Niagara Falls Is Discovered... Again -- A man builds a ship to explore the Great Lakes and to look for a Northwest Passage to China. The ship sinks but it does find Niagara Falls.
Go to the Head of the Class: France Requires Merchant Exams -- The French Finance Minister requires that merchants demonstrate competency in bookkeeping and knowledge of commercial law. I talk about the problem of forgetting to pay your taxes.
The Armenia Earthquake -- 7.0. Lots of shaking.