HIS­TORY

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL / STATE -

to­day is sun­day, nov. 11, the 315th day of 2018. there are 50 days left in the year. to­day’s high­light in his­tory: on nov. 11, 1921, the re­mains of an uniden­ti­fied amer­i­can ser­vice mem­ber were in­terred in a tomb of the un­known sol­dier at ar­ling­ton na­tional ceme­tery in a cer­e­mony presided over by pres­i­dent war­ren g. hard­ing. on this date:

in 1620, 41 pil­grims aboard the mayflower, an­chored off mas­sachusetts, signed a com­pact call­ing for a “body pol­i­tick.”

in 1831, for­mer slave nat turner, who’d led a vi­o­lent in­sur­rec­tion, was ex­e­cuted in jerusalem, vir­ginia.

in 1918, fight­ing in world war i ended as the al­lies and ger­many signed an armistice in the for­est of com­piegne.

in 1942, dur­ing world war ii, ger­many com­pleted its oc­cu­pa­tion of france.

in 1972, the u.s. army turned over its base at long binh to the south viet­namese, sym­bol­iz­ing the end of direct u.s. mil­i­tary in­volve­ment in the viet­nam war.

Around the re­gion

75 years ago: an east di­a­mond av­enue woman com­plained to po­lice that a herd of goats were roam­ing about, caus­ing dam­age. a woman on also filed a com­plaint that two cows were in a lot at church and 10th streets.

50 years ago: com­man­ders of all vet­er­ans or­ga­ni­za­tions in the area re­newed their pleas with cit­i­zens to dis­play their flags in ob­ser­vance of vet­er­ans day and the 50th an­niver­sary of the sign­ing of the armistice.

25 years ago: the state de­part­ment of en­vi­ron­men­tal re­sources said its in­ves­ti­ga­tion thus far in­di­cates gaso­line fumes which have been both­er­ing res­i­dents of hazleton’s north side the past sev­eral weeks are the re­sult of a leaky gas tank at tran­guch tire & ser­vice co. on north church street.

To­day’s birth­days

amer­i­cana roots singer/ song­writer chris smither is 74. singer mar­shall cren­shaw is 65. ac­tor stan­ley tucci is 58. ac­tress demi moore is 56. ac­tress cal­ista flock­hart is 54. ac­tor leonardo dicaprio is 44. ac­tress frankie shaw is 37. ac­tress christa b. allen is 27. ac­tor ian patrick is 16.

To­day’s thought

“old myths, old gods, old he­roes have never died. they are only sleep­ing at the bot­tom of our mind, wait­ing for our call. we have need for them. they rep­re­sent the wis­dom of our race.” — stan­ley ku­nitz, amer­i­can poet lau­re­ate (1905-2006).

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