Tonawanda News — 2004 — 10 years ago
• Tenor Luciano Pavarotti bid farewell to the opera stage with his final performance in the Metropolitan Opera House’s production of “Tosca.”
• Stephen Moore, Emily Howell, Lea Wieclaw and Rachel Krawczyk were among the Kindergartners at Spruce Elementary School learning about healthy teeth during National Dental Health Month.
1989 — 25 years ago
• Devin Myers, Brian Carney and Samantha Debar became Tonawanda school board members for a day during Student Government Week.
• Tonawanda Police Chief Ed Ringler, chairman of the Tonawanda Waterfront Revitalization Committee, presented a proposal to the council that called for the clean-up and grading of the Two Mile Creek area and the construction of a shelter and bass pond.
1964 — 50 years ago
• Former Niagara County Judge Henry P. Smith III of North Tonawanda announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 40th Congressional District.
• Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were wed in Montreal after a much-publicized international romance.
1944 — 70 years ago
• Weight of ice formed on trees, wires and buildings exposed to the freezing weather was responsible for some damage in the Tonawandas. North Tonawanda police were notified that a power line was down in Payne Avenue near Schenck Street. Police also reported limbs of trees broken off and lying in the streets, impeding traffic.
• Local fishermen were making the most of the final days of the ice fishing season. Beside providing sport, fishermen found the catches helped out on the food situation, leaving the family with extra points for rationed foodstuffs. Catches were reported of yellow and blue pike with an occasional sturgeon and large catches of perch.