100 Years In the past – 1921: An incendiary is believed to have brought on a hearth that resulted in roughly $1,500 harm to the house of Thomas W. Johnson, of Johnson’s Nook, close to Brandywine Summit, at midnight, final night time. Members of the Washington Firm, No. 5, of Wilmington, and the Media Hearth Firm responded to the alarm. Pending their arrival prepared neighbors fought like Trojans and have been instrumental in confining the flames to that portion of the constructing the place they began. When interviewed, Mr. Johnson acknowledged he believed the constructing had been fired by some unidentified individual, though he knew of no enemies whom he thought may try to burn down his house whereas he and the members of his household have been sleeping.
75 Years In the past – 1946: The 71 girls and boys who will graduate from Chester Excessive Faculty is June and have indicated the will to go to school will discover realization of this ambition nearly unattainable. With schools and universities in Pennsylvania and thru the nation swamped by returning veterans to whom they’re giving precedence, the overwhelming majority of present graduates are having their purposes rejected – if they’re even given any alternative to file an software.
50 Years In the past – 1971: Arthur F. Raimo, of Woodlyn, a former Yale, Villanova and PMC Schools soccer coach, is the main contender for Publican Celebration endorsement for the state legislative put up left vacant by the loss of life of Rep. Edward B. Mifflin of Swarthmore. Though at the very least seven candidates are searching for endorsement of the county’s Republican Board of Supervisors (Conflict Board) for the vacant seat, influential GOP leaders mentioned at the moment Raimo is main the sector by a large margin.
25 Years In the past – 1996: Harmony Township resident and animal rights activist Kay Smith has requested supervisors to rethink her proposed pet gross sales ordinance, calling for rules governing the dimensions of cages, temperature, lighting and train, and would give sure rights to the purchasers of pets. Presenting the ordinance for a second time, Smith mentioned Tuesday that the native legislation will help Harmony Township because it grows. “By having this on the books earlier than (new kennels) get right here, it’s going to eradicate anybody unreputable from shifting in,” Smith mentioned.
10 Years In the past – 2011: It is just becoming that the 13.6-acre Upland property of the late state Sen. Clarence D. Bell, which he personally maintained and made accessible for the recreation of native youngsters, has now been bought by Widener College and earmarked for growth as a youth soccer facility. Bell’s twenty fourth Avenue mansion and variety of outbuildings have been vacant for a number of years.
– COLIN AINSWORTH