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April 9, 2013

Do You Remember April 9?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

Jim Anderson of Will-Jam Productions unveiled a concert series for the new Melody Fair.

• Eight-time All-Star Darryl Strawberry was released from the Gainsville, Florida Correctional Institution after serving an 8-month prison sentence for violating probation on a cocaine possession charge.

1988 — 25 years ago

• Six beams of white light illuminated the green swells and bursts of mist in the rapids leading to Niagara Falls, part of an experimental program to light the Niagara River from the American Rapids Bridge to the brink of the American Falls.

• St. Mark Lutheran Church celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of its former pastor, the Rev. Paul H. Fretthold, who served at the church from 1916 until his retirement in 1958.

1963 — 50 years ago

Lt. Harry Crosby, the Kenmore soldier killed in World War I at Bony, France on September 29, 1918, was remembered by old timers who knew him.

1943 — 70 years ago

• United American and British armies striking along a northwest line running from Makmassy past Mezzorena and to the sea near Mahares, drove the Axis from South Tunisia under heavy air attack. The British Eighth Army captured 9,500 prisoners.

• The Philathea Bible Class of the Broad Street Baptist Church met at the home of Mrs. CK Hendsbee, 48 Seymour St. Officers elected were president, Mrs. Robert Wendell; vice president Mrs. Albert Lyons, secretary Mrs. Claude Walker, and treasurer Miss Margaret Risman.

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