In 1975 Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears, last seen coming out of a restaurant in Bloomingfield Hills, Michigan.

Looking backward

The north

10 years ago

July 30, 2009: State police are continuing to search for the robber who held up the Community Bank in Hermon last week. Community Bank has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible.

25 years ago

July 30, 1994: The expansion project at the Gouverneur P&C supermarket is getting the hammer put to it from all sides. Questions are being raised about whether the chain is in compliance with its building permit and whether the store is satisfying resident concerns on landscaping, construction noise and prices. In addition to procedural questions, there are neighborhood concerns about noise, appearance and prices the store charges.

50 years ago

July 30, 1969: Nearly 22 years ago, amid great fanfare and lavish predictions for the future, the Kraft Foods Corp., Chicago, opened a model cheese manufacturing plant at Tylerville. Today comes the announcement from Timerman Realty, 7078 Bradley Street Rd., that the building, closed for some time, has been sold to Carpell Realty Corporation of Watertown.

75 years ago

July 30, 1944: Clyde D. Miller, operator of the gasoline service station at 505 Mill street, reported to police late Wednesday that ration coupons for 2,500 gallons of gasoline have been stolen from him. He said he has no idea who took them.

100 years ago

July 30, 1919: Two members of the Evans Mills baseball team, which played a picked team from Thousand Island Park yesterday, rushed for the same fly in the fourth inning and crashed together, face to face, injuring both rather severely. They were both unconscious for several minutes after the collision. They were able, however, to return to their home village by automobile with the team in the evening.

125 years ago

July 30, 1894: The latest wrinkle in the local category of crime is potato stealing. Peter Lamoureaux lives at 189 1/2 Arsenal street. Saturday Peter was away, and, returning at 9:30 in the evening, he found his family in a high state of alarm. They said they saw a man in the garden, dodging in and about the potato patch with a bushel basket on his arm.

150 years ago

July 30, 1869: Norris Winslow is building upwards of thirty homes this summer to sell and rent. His improvements on the East of Washington st. constitute quite a village. The houses have gas and water. With those built by him last year, we should estimate his new houses at over $100,000.

The world

1619: The House of Burgesses convenes for the first time at Jamestown, Va.

1787: The French parliament refuses to approve a more equitable land tax.

1799: The French garrison at Mantua, Italy, surrenders to the Austrians.

1864: In an effort to penetrate the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Va. Union troops explode a mine underneath the Confederate trenches but fail to break through. The ensuing action is known as the Battle of the Crater.

1919: Federal troops are called out to put down Chicago race riots.

1938: George Eastman demonstrates his color motion picture process.

1940: A bombing lull ends the first phase of the Battle of Britain.

1960: Over 60,000 Buddhists march in protest against the Diem government in South Vietnam.

1965: President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law.

1967: General William Westmoreland claims that he is winning the war in Vietnam, but needs more men.

1975: Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears, last seen coming out of a restaurant in Bloomingfield Hills, Michigan.

1988: King Hussein dissolves Jordan’s Parliament, surrenders Jordan’s claims to the West Bank to the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

1990: Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent forces George Steinbrenner to resign as principal partner of the New York Yankees.

2003: The last of the uniquely shaped “old style” Volkswagen Beetles rolls off the assembly line in Mexico.

2012: Blackout in India as power grid failure leaves 300 million+ without power.

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