Today in History June 12, 2022

100 years ago – 1922: Children’s Day services were held yesterday in many of the city’s churches. The children put on appropriate programs before record-breaking congregations at several of the churches. At Third Presbyterian Church, the church’s diving departments, beginners, primary, juniors, intermediate, and seniors, 1,200 in all, plus a large congregation filled the church and adjoining auditorium. An exceptionally pleasant program composed the morning service.

75 years ago – 1947: Trustees of the Deshong Estate are protesting the use of the Deshong Park property to widen streets, it emerged today. The trustees through the estate’s attorney, Guy W. Davis, requested a hearing before the City Council to review the plan. Mayor Swarts said a hearing will be given today, but no date has been set. There are two pending projects. One calls for the widening of Ninth Street, between Welsh Street and Edgmont Avenue. The other project is the widening of Edgmont Avenue from 9th to 12th streets. City officials estimate this can be done without the use of park land by removing the sidewalk.

50 years ago – 1972: A national group of businessmen opposed to the war in Vietnam plans to intervene in a Delaware County congressional race in the November general election, it emerged Saturday. The group opposes the re-election of Rep. Lawrence G. Williams (R-7) of Springfield because he is considered one of 12 “hard-liners” congressmen whom businessmen refer to as the “deadly dozen,” according to the New York Times. The anti-war group, Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace and New National Priorities, said it hopes to raise $150,000 to help financially challengers from the “deadly dozen.”

25 years ago – 1997: Two bikes were reported stolen after two children left them in brush in the 500 block of Stevens Drive while they were looking out in the aftermath of a crash on I-95 Saturday, Tinicum police said. A resident of the 500 block of South Governor Printz Boulevard in Lester told police the bikes valued at a total of $420 were placed in brush around 6 p.m. and were gone when the children returned 15 minutes later. .

10 years ago – 2012: Last week, bras and panties worth approximately $6,000 were reported missing from the Victoria’s Secret store at Granite Run Mall. The theft took place between 6:45 and 9:30 p.m. on June 2, but did not he was reported for two days, state police said. No other details have been revealed.

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