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Albany Times Union - Sunday - - AROUND THE REGION -

1918: Otto Nab­holz, a 23-year-old Swiss waiter, was ar­raigned be­fore Judge James Brady on a charge of first de­gree bur­glary. It was al­leged that he had bro­ken into a home at 96 West­ern Ave. — owned by James Fen­i­more Cooper, the name­sake grand­son of the famed writer — at 3 a.m. The wife of the home’s care­taker was awak­ened by strange noises and woke up her hus­band, who jumped from his sec­ond-story bed­room win­dow clad only in his night­clothes and ran across the street to ask help from a sol­dier on duty there. The sol­dier re­fused un­til he got per­mis­sion from his sergeant, but when the sergeant ar­rived, he too de­clined to watch the house while the care­taker ran to the nearby po­lice precinct. Even­tu­ally two po­lice of­fi­cers showed up and found Nab­holz hid­ing un­der a bed in the house. Af­ter a strug­gle, the po­lice pulled him out by his leg, dis­cov­er­ing a sharp dirk knife in his pocket.

1968: New York Gov­er­nor Nel­son A. Rock­e­feller was among five pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates who en­dorsed stronger gun con­trols. The Emer­gency Com­mit­tee for Gun Con­trol said Hu­bert Humphrey, Eu­gene J. Mc­carthy, Richard M. Nixon and Harold E. Stassen had also en­dorsed its drive for ad­di­tional firearms con­trols but some had stopped short of ad­vo­cat­ing li­cens­ing and reg­is­tra­tion as sought by the com­mit­tee. The an­nounce­ment came as Congress pre­pared to act on Pres­i­dent John­son’s bill to ban all mail or­der gun sales.

1993: Through­out the area, a quick but vi­o­lent storm, ac­com­pa­nied by light­ning and heavy rain, up­rooted dozens of trees, smashed win­dows, knocked out power to 15,000 and sent man­hole cov­ers into the air. The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice at the Albany County Air­port had re­ports of sev­eral del­uges, in­clud­ing 1.25 inches of rain in a short pe­riod of time in Aver­ill Park, 2.45 inches of rain dur­ing two storms in Bolton Land­ing, and 0.6 inches of rain in 10 min­utes at the air­port sta­tion around 3:30 p.m. The winds mea­sured 30 to 40 mph, Na­tional Weather Ser­vice me­te­o­rol­o­gist Bob Bar­ton said.

Want to read more about the Cap­i­tal Re­gion’s past? Have any me­mories or thoughts about how our his­tory re­lates to to­day’s events? See http://blog. time­sunion.com/his­tory/

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