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June 21, 2014

Do You Remember June 21?

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2004 - 10 years ago

• A new route was planned for the Twin Cities Fireman’s Parade. The parade went down Niagara Street to Main Street, crossed the Renaissance Bridge and proceeded down Webster Street to Goundry Street, where it ended.

• L.A. Nails advertised their grand opening special – a free air brush design – at the Niagara Falls Boulevard location.

1989 - 25 years ago

Helen Strapko of North Tonawanda celebrated her 104th birthday.

• The management of Elvis Presley’s Graceland announced that a $1.5 million automobile museum would be built at the residence to house the 20 vehicles Presley once owned. The museum was to include replicas of a drive-in movie and a 1950s filling station.

1964 - 50 years ago

• No paper published.

1944 - 70 years ago

Mrs. Charles Knoell of the Tonawandas’ Branch of the Red Cross stated that workers were urgently needed to help produce 270,000 surgical dressings for the U.S. Army.

• The Office of War Price Administration announced that canned asparagus, peas and tomatoes would be available on the ration list but the supply of canned vegetables and fruits would be smaller for the next 12 months.

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