Tonawanda News — The following happened on this day in history, July 28
2002 — 10 years ago
• Chris Kowalski, Anthony Becker and Meghan Lambert participated in the 25th Empire State Games in Syracuse.
• Ray Morningstar II, Tyler Keller, Amanda Jowsey, Carolyn Evans, Jennifer Amuck, Natalie Soldwisch, Carolyn Evans, Shaun Foels and Alexandria Moringstar were confirmed at Salem United Church of Christ.
1987 — 25 years ago
• Michael McCormick, 17, found a bag containing personal papers, a gold ring, an old high school ring, and a pocket watch which had been stolen from a ‘bag man’ in Clinton Park the previous day.
• Erie County legislators were considering appealing a decision to award Edward Cottrell $6.67 million for Erie County’s decision to back out of a 1969 contract to build a dome stadium in Lancaster.
1962 — 50 years ago
• Hydroplanes and runabouts were among the 50 boats that were scheduled to compete in the Earl Warfield Memorial Regatta on the Niagara River.
• First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy celebrated her 33rd birthday with a family gathering at Hyannis Port.
1942 — 70 years ago
• Tonawanda’s Post 264 of the American Legion approved the expenditure for 1000 decks of cards bearing the post’s name and number to be sent to camp recreation rooms across the country.
• After a lengthy debate the Tonawanda Common Council turned down a bill for damages by a Buffalo man who claimed his auto was severely mauled when it fell into a hole on Niagara St. The damages amounted to $25.