Tonawanda News — DO YOU REMEMBER?
The following took place on this date in history:July 24
2002 — 10 years ago
• 500 members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club rolled into Niagara Falls for a four day national convention.
• Mark Webb of Grand Island participated in Project Reach in which 350 volunteers were in the area to help homeowners with repairs and improvements.
1987 — 25 years ago
• The Tonawanda Continuing Education Program was in jeopardy of being cancelled for the coming fall if a new program director could not be found in time to create a quality program.
• A pocket watch of Theodore Roosevelt was stolen from a display case in the Wilcox Mansion in Buffalo where he had taken the oath of office as president of the United States.
1962 — 50 years ago
• Armed robbers held up the Kenmore Office of the Certified Finance Company at 2809 Delaware Avenue. The bandits escaped with $312 during this afternoon heist.
• Four hundred members of two Army Reserve Units - the 969th Engineer Battalion from the Town of Tonawanda and the 423rd Ordinance Company at Kenmore - that had been activated for the Berlin Crisis in October 1961 were scheduled to return home.
1942 — 70 years ago
• Three soldier brothers – Edward, Howard and Henry Schumacher returned home from service on the occasion of the youngest brother Edward’s marriage to Miss June Bothwell of Linwood Ave., N.T.
• Charles G Marshall of Delaware Street recommends purchasing from him quart bottles of Simon Pure Ale and Beer as a way to conserve on metal bottle caps for the war effort.