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Looking Back: Week of September 19th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (September 20, 1918)

  • Buy Your Bonds on Volunteer Day:  Santa Clara Will Respond With Patriotic Spirit on Volunteer Day September 27:  City War Council and Woman’s Mobilization Army Ready for Fourth Liberty Loan Campaign: Quota is $230,000
  • University of Santa Clara Graduate, Lieutenant John Regan, Killed in France
  • Santa Clara Boy Dies in France, 28-year-old Norman Dunbar
  • Military Band of 13th Infantry to Play at Mission League Ball Game Between Alameda and the San Jose Bears at Sodality Park in San Jose
  • Food Conservation Subject of Address in San Jose by Edward Trefz, Assistant to Herbert Hoover in the United States Food Administration
  • Firemen Organize Department Club: San Francisco Firefighters Help Santa Clarans Organize a Firemen’s Club to be Called the George Douglas Club: 76 Men Sign-up: Joseph Robidoux to be President
  • Railway Company Begins Street Paving on Franklin Street Between Jefferson and Lincoln Streets
  • School Will Not Open Until September 30: Allows Santa Clara High and Grammar School Students to Render Additional Aid to Fruit Industry


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (September 18, 1968)

  • Planners and Industrialists Agree: Agreement Between Planning Commission and Property Owners on 13 of the 14 Areas of Industrially Zoned Property Affected by Newly Proposed Santa Clara Zoning Ordinance and Map
  • Council Review of Housing Set: Participation by Santa Clara in County Housing Authority to be Discussed at Special City Council Study Session
  • ‘No More Apples for Teacher’: SCUSD Policy 1310 to Discourage the Presentation of Gifts to District Employees
  • Five Injured September 8 and Taken to O’Connor Hospital: Auto Accident at Intersection of Market and Jackson Streets
  • Sunnyvale Boy Found Dead in Santa Clara: Jerry Don Gibson, 17, Found at Bottom of Soap Vat at Zep Manufacturing, 2970 Corvin
  • Human Bones Discovered at Duc and Elliot Rancho De La Cruz Housing Subdivision Site Near Trimble Rd.: Unclear if Skeletons from a Pioneer Cemetery or Indian Burial Ground
  • Santa Clara University Business School Invites 20 Community Leaders to ‘Operation Dialogue’ to Discuss Job Opportunities for Underprivileged and Racial Minorities in Next Decade in Santa Clara County

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