Looking back December 15 | Local history


December 15, 2011: More than 30 students from Sackets Harbor Central School gathered around a computer Monday evening to talk to students nearly 7,000 miles away in Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban in Afghanistan . The school district was the first school in the area to launch the Spirit of America student-to-peer teleconferencing program with assistance from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division.

December 15, 1996: Volunteers in the north of the country say that despite a relatively healthy national economy, they have not seen any decrease in the number of neighbors needing help during the holidays, and some report a slight increase. Representatives of local charities cite local job losses as the main reason.

December 15, 1971: The House of the Good Samaritan started something new on Friday night that will bring parents and newborns closer together than ever in the history of the hospital. A special hour is now reserved for mothers and fathers and their babies. This event marks a policy change that has the approval of obstetric and pediatric staff. They do, however, make sure that the fathers are properly cleaned due to the newborn’s susceptibility to infections.

December 15, 1946: The new frozen food bin factory owned by Charles P. Redmond, Mayor of the Village of Evans Mills, was completed and is now operational. Due to the wartime conditions, it was until now impossible to obtain the necessary equipment for the completion of the factory.

December 15, 1921: The American flag is today unfurled from the 35-foot flagpole just erected on top of the new Woolworth building. While the original plans for the building did not call for a flag pole, it was decided after the building was completed that it should have a flag pole from which the national colors could fly.

December 15, 1896: A happy company of about 25 of George E. Satchwell’s Bible class gathered last night. The evening was spent pleasantly in the pleasure of biblical games, a novelty being the production of silhouettes representing biblical scenes projected on a screen. After taking light refreshments, the company left, voting the occasion to be a complete success.

December 15, 1871: The city attorney asks us to advise that all sidewalks must be cleared at once, or lawsuits will be brought against their owners, without the usual formal written notice. Complaints come in so quickly that they make written notifications impractical. It is always best to do this kind of work before breakfast, but the law does not specify the time.

1791: The Bill of Rights is ratified in Congress.

1903: The British parliament banned whaling for 15 years in Norway.

1938: Washington sends its fourth note to Berlin demanding amnesty for the Jews.

1943: American forces invade the Japanese-held island of New Britain in New Guinea.

1961: Adolf Eichmann, the former head of the German Gestapo accused of a major role in the Nazi murder of 6 million Jews, is sentenced by a court in Jerusalem to be hanged.

1967: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Meat Bill in the presence of Upton Sinclair, author of the controversial book “The Jungle”.

1972: The Commonwealth of Australia orders equal pay for women.

1973: The American Psychiatric Association votes to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.

2001: The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after an 11-year, $ 27 million project to fortify it without eliminating its famous skinny.

2005: The F-22 Raptor Stealth fighter enters active service with the US Air Force.

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