Looking backward 6

The north

10 years ago

May 19, 2009: It’s been almost 16 years in the making, and as of June 20 Philadelphia will have a park to call its own. The town will soon open and dedicate the park off Sand Street in the village. The town also will dedicate the town cemetery June 20. The cemetery has been opened for three years and is one of the first town-run cemeteries in the area.

25 years ago

May 19, 1994: Alcoa announced Friday it would begin accepting applications this week to create a pool of up to 30 candidates for production jobs. About 150 people stood outside the Massena office at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, an hour before the doors opened. In all, the company expects to receive about 2,000 applications. The last time the company hired was in November 1992.

50 years ago

May 19, 1969: Theodore Sorensen will give an address Saturday morning at Jefferson Community College. Mr. Sorensen was special assistant to the late Pres. John F. Kennedy and advisor to the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. The address is sponsored by the Watertown Democratic Committee and the public is welcome.

75 years ago

May 19, 1944: The first six of a contingent of 25 Newfoundlers to work on Jefferson county farms this season will arrive at the office of United States Employment Service, Stone Street, Friday. They will be brought from Canton where they have been receiving a course of instruction in farm practices for the past week.

100 years ago

May 19, 1919: When Private Walter J. Chisholm, Company 40, 20th United States Engineers reaches America in a few days and arrives at the home of his mother in East Rodman, he will bring with him a bride to whom he owes his life. The bride is a French nurse, formerly Miss Josette, whose tender hands nursed his wounds when he was carried off the battlefield in France. They were married in April in the French city of Chaumont.

125 years ago

May 19, 1894: The young man who threw a croquet ball at another young man in Carthage should be careful of how he lets his temper get the best of him. A young man was taken to Watertown a day or two ago, who, in a fit of ungovernable rage, shot a fellow creature.

150 years ago

May 19, 1869: Sawyers Wanted: Three or four Good Sawyers Wanted in Carthage N.Y. by the 1st of June. Also — ten bark peelers. Wm. M. Holcomb

The World


715: St. Gregory II begins his reign as Catholic Pope.

1536: Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife, is beheaded on Tower Green.

1568: Defeated by the Protestants, Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England where Queen Elizabeth imprisons her.

1588: The Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal.

1608: The Protestant states form the Evangelical Union of Lutherans and Calvinists.

1635: Cardinal Richelieu of France intervenes in the great conflict in Europe by declaring war on the Hapsburgs in Spain.

1643: The French army defeats a Spanish army at Rocroi, France.

1780: Near total darkness descends on New England at noon. No explanation is found.

1856: Senator Charles Sumner speaks out against slavery.

1858: A pro-slavery band led by Charles Hamilton executes unarmed Free State men near Marais des Cygnes on the Kansas-Missouri border.

1863: Union General Ulysses S. Grant’s first attack on Vicksburg is repulsed.

1864: The Union and Confederate armies launch their last attacks against each other at Spotsylvania, Virginia.

1921: Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system.

1935: The National Football League adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936.

1964: U.S. diplomats find at least 40 microphones planted in the American embassy in Moscow.

1967: U.S. planes bomb Hanoi for the first time.

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