THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on De­cem­ber 2 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

1960:Cross­well, Al­fred Noel

re­tired busi­ness­man and sports­man who gave life­long ser­vice to the Boy Scout Move­ment, dies at his St An­drew res­i­dence at the age of 84. Cross­well was leader of the Ja­maica scout con­tin­gent to Eng­land and the Euro­pean con­tin­gent in 1920, 1924, 1929 and 1933. Ja­maica’s dec­i­mal1968:con­ver­sion

pro­gramme, which cul­mi­nates in Septem­ber next year, moves an­other step for­ward when the design and na­ture of the new coins were an­nounced by Ed­ward Seaga, min­is­ter of fi­nance and plan­ning. Seaga, who has over­all charge of the con­ver­sion pro­gramme, which is be­ing car­ried out by the Bank of Ja­maica, gives in­for­ma­tion about the new coins at a press con­fer­ence held at the bank’s con­fer­ence room. 1978:Com­pre­hen­sive

Tivoli Gar­dens High School, with a 85th-minute goal in ex­tra time by their roam­ing linkman, Del­monte Clarke, clinch a close 2-1 win over Ex­cel­sior in cap­tur­ing the Walker Cup in the fi­nal played at the Na­tional Sta­dium. The match ends in a 1-1 draw after full-time, but Clarke scored a well-timed vol­ley kick just at the edge of the penalty area to give Tivoli the win. 1988:ap­peal The 1988 ket­tle

is launched at the cor­ner of Barry and King streets by talk-show host Ronald Th­waites amid the mirth of the Sal­va­tion Army Cadets Cho­rus and a steady stream of gen­er­ous passers-by, who pause to place their dona­tions in the red ket­tle and to join in the cho­ral singing.

–The Gleaner Ar­chives

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