“Pages of history” options excerpts from The News Journal archives together with the Wilmington Morning News, The Morning News and the Journal-Every Evening.
Oct. 9, 1956, Wilmington Morning News
Don Larsen pitches first best recreation in World Series historical past
Don Larsen, tall, temperamental New York Yankee righthander, pitched the primary best recreation in World Series historical past the day before today and beat Brooklyn’s Sal Maglie, 2-0. The triumph gave the Yanks a 3-2 edge after 5 video games.
Retiring 27 successive Dodgers whilst 64,519 lovers nibbled at their finger nails, the 27-year-old Larsen drew an ear-splitting ovation as he whipped a 3rd referred to as strike previous pinch hitter Dale Mitchell for the overall out….
Not since Charley Robertson of the Chicago White Sox mowed down Detroit for an ideal recreation April 30, 1922 in a typical season recreation had a big league pitcher long past 9 complete innings with out permitting a batsman to succeed in first base….
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Oct. 10, 1936, Journal-Every Evening
U.S. financiers talk zeppelins to compete with Nazis
High above the North Atlantic, the luxury German airliner Hindenburg sailed homeward today for the last time this season, leaving behind some of America’s wealthiest businessmen attempting to determine tips on how to finance the development of zeppelins right here to compete with the German air queen.
There used to be represented, so the statistical sharps determined, absolutely $10 billion in personal capital when the Hindenburg sailed for 10 hours over six jap states the day before today. Aboard had been 80 leaders of trade, finance and politics.
Paul W. Litchfield, head of the Goodyear-Zeppelin pursuits, expressed the overall opinion because the send nosed down frivolously at her Lakehurst mooring: “The Hindenburg with 10 trans-Atlantic crossings without incident has definitely proved the worth of the lighter-than-air craft as a passenger, mail and freight carrier.”
No letup in development growth
The Wilmington and rural New Castle County development growth, which gave the state its busiest summer season, fails to lose any of its proportions as the primary weeks of fall move….
Charles P. Witail, contractor, expects to have the living at 515 W. thirty fifth Street completed lately and open for inspection the next day. The home is one of a row of 10, between Madison and Monroe streets. Each living has 10 rooms, 4 of them bedrooms, provided with all fashionable conveniences….
Frederic G. Krapf, contractor and builder, is changing the valuables at the northeast nook of Sixth and Orange streets into an condominium space. The belongings previously used to be a shop….
Ernest DiSabatino, contractor, has almost completed building of a place of dwelling for Harry W. Lunger at Centreville. The identical corporate stories development at the place of dwelling being built for J.S. Cornell & Sons of Philadelphia at Hockessin….
The A.J. Paul Company is developing 10 homes in Riverside Gardens, a construction alongside River Road in Brandywine Hundred. The homes of brick and body building are indifferent, six-room dwellings with garages. The identical corporate has just about completed building of two huge flats on Barley Mill Road close to Westover Hills. These vary to $19,000 in value and comprise all fashionable options….
More fresh construction information:Two new First Watch places; Wilmington’s new Salvation Army opens
Oct. 11, 1973, The Morning News
Agnew resigns; will get probation for tax fraud
Spiro T. Agnew resigned as vice chairman “in the best interest of the nation” the day before today and pleaded no contest to a unmarried depend of source of revenue tax evasion in 1967.
The Justice Department on the identical time dropped its legal investigation of Agnew, however instructed the U.S. District Court in Baltimore it had proof that Agnew used to be receiving money bills from Maryland contractors as overdue as December 1972.
Agnew, 54, who used to be fined $10,000 and put on 3 years’ probation, is the primary vice chairman to surrender below duress and handiest the second one to voluntarily surrender workplace. The first used to be John C. Calhoun, who resigned on Dec. 28, 1832, as Andrew Jackson’s vice chairman, so he may just sit within the U.S. Senate.
The White House stated President Nixon, who discovered of the marvel resolution all over a 40-minute assembly with Agnew Tuesday night time, performed “no direct role” within the prison association for his vice chairman to surrender and – in impact – plead responsible to a lesser price….
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Oct. 15, 1964, Wilmington Morning News
Dr. King says Nobel Prize honors others, nonviolence
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated the day before today his Nobel Peace Prize honors “millions of gallant Negroes and white persons who have followed a nonviolent course” within the equivalent rights fight.
The stocky, 35-year-old Georgia-born Black chief, who dropped at the American scene huge, nonviolent protest as a tactic in preventing segregation, gained information of the coveted award whilst present process a regimen checkup at an Atlanta health center….
Smiling thankfully as he gained congratulations, Dr. King instructed newsmen he intends to spend each greenback of the prize cash – $53,123 – at the civil rights motion….
Wilmington Dry to construct mall
Wilmington Dry Goods Co. plans to construct a big buying groceries mall in Brandywine Hundred.
Erdman P. Kuhn, normal supervisor, stated that Wilmington Dry – which now has shops within the 400 block of Market Street and the Midway Shopping Center on Kirkwood Highway – will construct a 100,000-square-foot division retailer as an anchor of the brand new buying groceries heart.
The new heart might be positioned on Naaman’s Road simply east of the proposed Interstate 95 interchange. This puts it between the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tracks and the Philadelphia Pike.
The heart will occupy 41 acres and might be referred to as the Tri-State Mall….
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