THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Oc­to­ber 15 in the years iden­ti­fied:

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A wed­ding cou­ple sit in a car­riage ahead of their wed­ding in the town hall at the Roe­mer­berg square in Frankfurt, Ger­many. 1968:Alexan­der,

S. Carl­ton pres­i­dent of the Ja­maica Cham­ber Com­merce, calls on the Gov­ern­ment to ap­point a com­mis­sion re­flect­ing all the in­ter­est groups of the so­ci­ety for a well-needed, in­formed di­a­logue in an ef­fort to get to the root of Ja­maica’s present prob­lems, and find some so­lu­tions. In a pre­pared state­ment which he reads to the monthly meet­ing of the di­rec­tors of the cham­ber, Alexan­der says the na­tion is in the midst of a cri­sis. 1980:In­dus­try Medals of Hon­our for Mer­i­to­ri­ous Ser­vice at the He­roes Day Na­tional Hon­ours and Awards Cer­e­mony at King’s House. Gover­nor Gen­eral Florizel Glasspole does the in­vesti­tures and presents the awards. Top award is given posthu­mously to the late Mary Sea­cole, a Ja­maican nurse who died in 1881. She is hon­oured for her dis­tin­guished services to nurs­ing and the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity. 1998:Lalor, Pro­fes­sor Gerald

one of the coun­try’s lead­ing sci­en­tists, is the 1998 re­cip­i­ent of the pres­ti­gious Nor­man Man­ley Award for Ex­cel­lence, for his work in the field of science and technology. Shortly be­fore ac­cept­ing the hon­our, he tells The Gleaner it is a sig­nif­i­cant hon­our. “One hopes that this will bring science and technology more to the at­ten­tion of the pub­lic.”

– The Gleaner Ar­chives

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