Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Benjamin Rakowski and the former Joanne Moderacki were celebrating 69 years of marriage, having been married at OLC Church in August 1934.
• North Tonawanda girls Jamilee Galmbacher and Krista Seiberg won the title and the third runner-up positions in the 2003 Niagara County Tiny Princess contest.
1988 — 25 years ago
• A private detective was hired by the NT Common Council to monitor third shift employees who worked at the city’s Public Works Department.
• Father Gregory Hartmeyer OFM Conv. was appointed principal of Cardinal O’Hara High School. Father Hartmeyer was a graduate of the school.
1963 — 50 years ago
• Merchants at Mid-City Plaza were offering free bus service to North Tonawandans wanting to take advantage of the bargains at the plaza’s sidewalk sale.
• Scores of thousands of chanting demonstrators from all over America marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in the nation’s greatest rally for African American rights.
1943 — 70 years ago
• Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals continued to pace major league batters for the sixth straight week. He boosted his average from .349 to .351 for 120 games.
• Sec. of Navy Frank Knox stated, after receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Colgate University, that the U.S. Navy had dedicated itself to destroying the Japanese in the Pacific and “there will be no turning back.”