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Looking Back July 2017

Week of July 5th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (July 6, 1917)

  • Many Attend 4th of July Celebration Held Under Auspices of Santa Clara Woman’s Club
  • School Board Elects Teachers for Coming Year for Grammar School and High School
  • Town Trustees in Regular Meeting: Only 3 Trustees Show Up: Little Business Transacted
  • Santa Clara County Red Cross Chairman, Arthur M. Free Thanks Workers for Contributions
  • Car Overturns: Woman Hurt While Making a Turn at Lincoln & Franklin: Dr. J. I. Beattie Summoned to Scene
  • Recruiting is Very Slow: No Selections Have Been Made by Draft Board: Draft Regulations Issued Under President’s Orders

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (July 5,1967)

  • ‘Comedy of Errors’ Opening Play in California Shakespeare Festival at University of Santa Clara’s Lifeboat Theater
  • Edward T. Kennedy, Famed Swimming Personality who served 45-years as Columbia University Swim Coach, to be Guest Speaker at Kickoff Luncheon Saluting the Opening of Santa Clara’s $750,000 International Swim Center: Luncheon to be Held at Mariani’s Restaurant
  • Top City Post Now Manned: W. Fred Mortensen Will Take over Assistant Manager Position, Succeeding Joseph Coolidge: Job Pays $14,592 per year
  • City Council Sets 1967-68 Budget at $20,423,748: No Tax Increase: $15,000 Set Aside for Chamber of Commerce
  • Santa Clara Power Needs Ignored in Letter from President Lyndon Johnson’s Office
  • University of Santa Clara Law Students Enter Into Exchange Program with NASA Ames Research Center: NASA’s Chief Legal Counsel Hires Summer Interns
  • Aquamaids Shine in Championship Meet Held in Danville
  • Swimming Elite to Compete at Santa Clara’s International Swim Meet: Santa Clara Swim Club Hosts: Besides Its Own Stars — Mark Spitz, Don Schollander and Claudia Kolb –Australian, Dutch and Scottish World Record Holders Participating
  • West Valley College District Hires 8 New Faculty Members
  • Summer Baton Twirling Class Still Has Openings

(compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara)


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