Tonawanda News —
2004 - 10 years ago
• Tonawanda native, Airman First Class Ryan Snyder, a member of the Air Force Honor Guard, was posted at the Reagan Library in California as President Reagan was lying in repose.
• The top films at the box office were “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” “Shrek 2,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” and “Troy.”
1989 - 25 years ago
• Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kaufmann celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
• Members of the North Tonawanda High School Band requested $35,000 for 125 new uniforms at a Board of Education meeting. Band members said that at competitions judges noted that the outdated 1972-era uniforms deterred from their presentation.
1964 - 50 years ago
• Republican National Chairman William E. Miller of Olcott said that he would gladly be the vice presidential candidate if asked by Senator Barry Goldwater, a Republican contender for the presidential nomination.
• A “CBS Reports” television special, “Murder and the Right to Bear Arms” aired and reported on the unregulated sale and possession of firearms.
1944 - 70 years ago
• The LST bond drive to the Statue of Liberty (AKA Day of the Stars) featuring Helen Hayes, Ray Noble, Wayne King and dozens of other entertainers sold $1,500,000 in war bonds before sailing from the Tonawandas.
• American forces had pushed 18 miles inland from the beachheads along a wide front as the Yanks approached Cherbourg. A triumphant Allied 5th Army had the German 14th Army in a major retreat in Italy.