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November 21, 2012

Do You Remember Nov. 21?

Tonawanda News — 2002 — 10 years ago

Rachel Walters and Kate Doniger spent the fall semester studying in London through the Syracuse University Division of International Programs Abroad.

• Buffalo businessman Mark Hamister had been chosen by the National Hockey League to purchase the financially troubled Buffalo Sabres.

1987 — 25 years ago

• Thirty Tonawanda families were temporarily evacuated from their homes when combustible fumes from a chemical spill at Spaulding Fibre leaked into area sewers.

• Fast Teddy’s Restaurant hung a sign “Cold Coffee-Lousy Food” as a publicity stunt. News reporter Lou Michel reported, however, that the food was great and the coffee hot and tasty. 

1962 — 50 years ago

• Parents were encouraged to bring the kiddies to see Santa Claus at Murphy’s, where they could also get some Christmas bargains including, for $6.99, a 19-inch spotted plush battery-operated Dino who walked, whistled, opened his mouth and carried Fred on his back.

• Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Grzebinski of Wheatfield Street were honored by their eight children and many friends on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary

1942 — 70 years ago

• In order to curb the black market, holders of gasoline ration books in the Twin Cities were required to write identifications in ink on the back of each coupon before it could be used to make gasoline purchases.

• North Tonawanda residents were advised to aid their community and fight tuberculosis by using 1942 Christmas Seals on their letters and gift packages.

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