SIXTY YEARS AGO
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Jimmy Richardson, salesman for Studebaker, said one car has been sold with belts. And that to a commercial airline pilot.
J.W. Burdell, the Sherman welder who believes he can patch up the nation’s leaky economy, said that he has named a Cleveland truck driver to manage his presidential campaign throughout the state of Ohio.
David R. Cunningham of Gunter was possibly supposed to wake his brother Otto up at 3 a.m. Wednesday. Or maybe Otto was going to get David up at that time. Perhaps neither one was to do anything but get up early, and head for the Grayson County courthouse.
Katherine King, a resident of the Sherman Nursing Center, wrote a letter to Santa asking for gifts for herself and her friend. “I am writing to you Santa…I have been a good girl,” she wrote in shaky handwriting.
Johnson & Johnson programmer/analyst Sharon G. Howard was named Woman of the Year by the Yellow Rose Chapter, American Business Women’s Association.
Staff photo – Carol Randall (old fashioned bathing suit), Donnelle Southard and Linda Cockrell decorate the Sears float in the anniversary parade held in downtown Sherman. The “catalog to counter” sign signifies the growth in Sherman of the Sears store from a mail order store to the present new store.
Highlights of this day in history: Start of World War II’s Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev killed; Singer Arlo Guthrie born; Cartoon voice Mel Blanc dies. (July 10)
Highlights of this day in history: Commodore Matthew Perry arrives in Tokyo Bay; Industrialist John D. Rockefeller born; Word of what becomes known as ‘The Roswell Incident’; North Korea’s Kim Il Sung dies; Ziegfeld stages first ‘Follies.’ (July 8)
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Highlights of this day in history: Churchill rallies Britain in World War II; Napoleon beaten at Battle of Waterloo; Amelia Earhart crosses the Atlantic; Sally Ride becomes America’s first woman in space; Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney born. (June 18)
Highlights of this day in history: Abraham Lincoln says America cannot remain divided over slavery; Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space; Deadly Soweto riots erupt in South Africa; Ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects. (June 16)
Highlights of this day in history: England’s King John signs the Magna Carta; A deadly steamboat fire in New York City; Jordan’s King Hussein weds American Lisa Halaby; Arlington National Cemetery created; Singer Ella Fitzgerald dies. (June 15)
Highlights of this day in history: President Ronald Reagan demands the tearing down of the Berlin Wall; Civil rights activist Medgar Evers killed; O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman murdered; Baseball Hall of Fame opens. (June 12)
Highlights of this day in history: Alabama Gov. George Wallace makes a symbolic stand against racial integration; A Buddhist monk immolates himself in South Vietnam; Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh executed; Actor John Wayne dies. (June 11)
Staff photo – Mrs. Ina Marie Robnett, Sherman mother and housewife, has taken over an office job as the first woman deputy sheriff in Grayson history. Sheriff Woody Blanton announced that Mrs. Ina Marie Robnett, 34-years-old, has been employed as a full-fledged deputy.
Highlights of this day in history: Islam’s Prophet Mohammed dies; James Earl Ray caught, wanted for killing civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; Architect Frank Lloyd Wright born; The N.Y. Yankees retire Mickey Mantle’s number. (June 8)
Highlights of this day in history: Sen. Robert F. Kennedy assassinated in Los Angeles; The Six-Day War erupts in the Mideast; Birth of the Marshall Plan; First reported AIDS cases in the U.S.; Former President Ronald Reagan dies. (June 5)
For nearly half a century, Eugene Selby has repaired shoes at Risk Shoe and Boot Store and Repair. Like many shoe repairmen, Selby does quality work, but unlike other shoe repairmen, Selby has been deaf since 1925.
Today in History for June 2nd Highlights of this day in history: Timothy McVeigh convicted in the Oklahoma City bombing; Coronation day for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II; Pope John Paul II visits Poland; Baseball’s Lou Gehrig dies. (June 2)
Today in History for June 1st Highlights of this day in history: The Beatles release their ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album; Actress Marilyn Monroe born; CNN hits the airwaves; Mormon leader Brigham Young born; Blind and deaf author and activist Helen Keller dies. (June 1)
Today in History for May 28th Novelist Ian Fleming is born. Baseball’s National League approves moving the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles. Duke fo Windsor dies. (May 28)
Golden Gate Bridge opens to the public; U.N. Tribunal indicts Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic; the British Navy sinks Nazi Germany’s battleship Bismarck; Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed. (May 27)
Highlights of this day in history: Allied troops begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France; President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial ends with his acquittal; Actor John Wayne; Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie marry. (May 2)
Today in History for May 21st Highlights of this day in history: Aviator Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris, completing the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic; The American Red Cross founded; Susan Lucci wins a Daytime Emmy; ‘Gypsy’ opens on Broadway. (May 21)
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