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1918: Thomas Pa­tron of Al­bany mar­ried Ethel May Pa­tron on Sept. 15, be­liev­ing her to be of Span­ish de­scent as she claimed when they met four weeks be­fore, but dis­cov­ered on their wed­ding night that she was ac­tu­ally African-amer­i­can. He left her im­me­di­ately and re­fused to live with her since, ul­ti­mately be­ing granted a divorce al­most three months later.

1968: Area com­mu­ni­ties fac­ing clo­sure of the Half­moon Land­fill in about three weeks had be­gun to con­sider stop­gap mea­sures to ensure garbage dis­posal in the event the area’s largest dis­posal com­pany was un­able to ful­fill con­tract obli­ga­tions. Capi­tol Di­vi­sion Dis­posal Inc., a sub­sidiary of Ari­zona Bio­chem­i­cal Com­pany, had lost its bid for an ex­ten­sion of a town-im­posed limit which re­quired land­fill op­er­a­tors to va­cate the canal area in the Town of Half­moon by Dec. 31.

1993: A vet­eran Epis­co­pal cler­gy­man said that he wasn’t sur­prised to learn that 200 fel­low priests in Eng­land, many of them mar­ried, planned to join the Ro­man Catholic church. The Right Rev. Vin­cent K. Pet­tit, as­sis­tant bishop of the Epis­co­pal Dio­cese of Al­bany, said the priests were leav­ing the Angli­can Church be­cause they ob­jected to women priests in that coun­try. The same thing hap­pened in the United States in the late 1970s when Epis­co­pal bish­ops voted to or­dain women, Pet­tit said. About 100 priests na­tion­wide left in protest and went to the Catholic Church, he said.

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