Looking backward 2

Looking backward

The north

10 years ago

June 7, 2009: Officials commemorated the opening of the new Cranberry Lake 50 Trail, a 50-mile trail system around Cranberry Lake Saturday. “When people think of the Adirondacks, they think of the high peaks. This area is underappreciated,” said a state Department of Environmental Conservation official. This is the first long-distance trail created in this portion of the Adirondack Park.

25 years ago

June 7, 1994: A new contract between Jefferson County Baseball Inc., the owners of the Watertown Indians, and the city of Watertown was approved by the City Council Monday night. The owners of the team accepted a proposal last fall that calls for the team to pay the city $200 per game and allows the city to collect $1 parking fees.

50 years ago

June 7, 1969: Camp Drum has a number of well known athletes currently undergoing their two weeks’ active duty training with their respective National Guard or Army Reserve units. Football players currently at Drum are Carl (Spider) Lockhart (New York Giants), Dan Darragh (Buffalo Bills), Jim Whalen (Boston Patritos). Frank Fernandez, New York Yankees catcher is also on two weeks’ training at Camp Drum.

75 years ago

June 7, 1944: Impressive services in all the churches and schools with prayers for divine aid, were held Tuesday after word of the start of the invasion reached Gouverneur. The memorial tower amplifier of the First Presbyterian church played chimes and “God Bless America” about 8 a.m. and merchants displayed flags before their places of business.

100 years ago

June 7, 1919: Dr. C.R. Hervey, district sanitation supervisor, urged mothers to take special precautions in this warm weather to insure that the milk fed to their children is in the proper condition. “Proper refrigeration of the milk, keeping it always below a temperature of 50 degrees, will do a great deal to reduce the summer complaints of infants — one of our most common factors in our death rate,” he said.

125 years ago

June 7, 1894: The reporters will have a scene of awful slaughter to report for tomorrow’s papers. The printers are to play their annual game of base ball at Athletic park this afternoon. If the type-setting looks a little ragged tomorrow the dear readers will know the reason why.

150 years ago

June 7, 1869: The circus has drawn an immense crowd to-day, and the streets were literally thronged during the march of the motly procession.

The world


1498: Christopher Columbus leaves on his third voyage of exploration.

1546: The Peace of Ardes ends the war between France and England.

1654: Louis XIV is crowned king of France.

1712: The Pennsylvania Assembly bans the importation of slaves.

1767: Daniel Boone sights present-day Kentucky.

1775: The United Colonies change their name to the United States.

1863: Mexico City is captured by French troops.

1900: The Boxer rebels cut the rail links between Peking and Tientsin in China.

1903: Professor Pierre Curie reveals the discovery of Polonium.

1914: The first vessel passes through the Panama Canal.

1932: Over 7,000 war veterans march on Washington, D.C., demanding their bonus pay for service in World War I.

1942: The Japanese invade Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands.

1968: In Operation Swift Saber, U.S. Marines sweep an area 10 miles northwest of Da Nang in South Vietnam.

1981: Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers destroy Iraq’s only nuclear reactor.

1994: The Organization of African Unity formally admits South Africa as its fifty-third member.

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