10 years ago
May 30, 2009: Although the $90 million restoration of the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge was denied federal stimulus money, Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority officials will continue to seek funding for the project. Officials were notified May 21 that the project, which includes new decks, railings and stringers for the suspension bridge, will not receive $70 million to fix the U.S. and Canadian bridge approaches.
25 years ago
May 30, 1994: Commuting to Plattsburgh, Oswego or Syracuse to take upper-level college courses will become a thing of the past for Jefferson County residents through new technology that brings college professors into local classrooms — via satellite. Classrooms equipped with televised lectures are the wave of the future in the north country, according to a college official.
50 years ago
May 30, 1969: American and Canadian authorities were searching today for a man who leaped from a train near the U.S.-Canadian border after customs and immigration officials found 67 pounds of hashish on board. The man disappeared into the heavily wooded area and authorities are not certain on which side of the border he had fled. He may have jumped off at Lacolle or Rouses Point, as the train passes through both communities.
75 years ago
May 30, 1944: With the appearance on the market of the first spring fruits and vegetables, there has been marked increase in the amounts of food brought into the Pulaski Storage Plant for storage in the frozen food lockers. The most popular of the crops are asparagus and rhubarb. Peeled grapefruit sections, which have until recently been very difficult to obtain, are also appearing.
100 years ago
May 30, 1919: Audrey Munson, the Syracuse artist’s model whom the Nassau County District Attorney questioned in regard to the private life of Dr. Walker Keene Wilkins, Long Beach physician whose trial for the murder of his wife begins June 9, has refused absolutely to appear as a witness for the state. In a letter received by the district attorney, Miss Munson speaks kindly of Dr. Wilkins and declares she believes implicitly in his innocence.
125 years ago
May 30, 1894: The malicious interference with the telephone line in East Rodman continues. Two poles have since been taken out of the line and carried away, and three stretches of the wire stolen. Cards were tacked on the poles offering a reward for any information that would lead to the detection of the rascals committing the depredation, but they were removed.
150 years ago
May 30, 1869: A number of farmers in the town of Ellisburgh are planting beans and peas for the seed dealers. Mr. Fred Williams has 40 acres devoted to these crops, and Mr. T. V. Maxon has hired ground in this town for the same purpose.
1416: Jerome of Prague is burned as a heretic by the Church.
1431: Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by the English.
1527: The University of Marburg is founded in Germany.
1539: Hernando de Soto lands in Florida with 600 soldiers in search of gold.
1783: The first American daily newspaper, The Pennsylvania Evening Post, begins publishing in Philadelphia.
1814: The First Treaty of Paris is declared, returning France to its 1792 borders.
1848: William Young patents the ice cream freezer.
1854: The Kansas-Nebraska Act repeals the Missouri Compromise.
1859: The Piedmontese army crosses the Sesia River and defeats the Austrians at Palestro.
1862: Union General Henry Halleck enters Corinth, Mississippi.
1868: Memorial Day begins when two women place flowers on both Confederate and Union graves.
1889: The brassiere is invented.
1912: U.S. Marines are sent to Nicaragua to protect American interests.
1913: The First Balkan War ends.
1921: The U.S. Navy transfers the Teapot Dome oil reserves to the Department of the Interior.
1942: The Royal Air Force launches the first 1,000 plane raid over Germany.
1971: NASA launches Mariner 9, the first satellite to orbit Mars.
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