Out of the past 9/11/09

Friday, September 11, 2009

25 years ago: Sept. 11, 1984

The SEMO District Fair is off to a rainy but rousing start; more than an inch of rain last night leaves the fairgrounds soggy, but activities continue on schedule; in front of the grandstand tonight will be the Atlanta Show.

Southeast Missouri State University art professor Bill Needle has been elected to the Egypt Exploration Society, a group that has been the major force behind the excavation and exploration of ancient tombs in Egypt for more than a century.

50 years ago: Sept. 11, 1959

Classes begin at State College with an enrollment of 2,225 regular semester students, largest in the institution's 86-year history.

A central employment office to serve employers needing workers and those seeking work at the District Fair next week will be set up in the Arena Building; the office is to be under the jurisdiction of the local Missouri Division of Employment Security operating in conjunction with the fair board.

75 years ago: Sept. 11, 1934

A heavy rainfall, accompanied by severe lightning, sweeps Cape Girardeau early in the day; streets and sidewalks are flooded in the downpour of 2.61 inches; streams in the immediate area are filled, the first time they have been entirely flushed since the nine-week drought was broken by rains Aug. 16 and 17.

City engineer D.M. Scivally is given authority by the Cape Special Road District to prepare specifications so bids may be sought for paving a short section of Bloomfield Road with concrete; the section is nearly a quarter of a mile long and will connect the paved part of Bloomfield with U.S. 61.

100 years ago: Sept. 11, 1909

Mrs. J.H. Himmelberger suffers no injury shortly after noon when the surrey she is driving turns over on Broadway, across the street from the new Federal Building, and dumps her and her young son into the street.

Yesterday, while playing a game of baseball at the Lutheran parochial school, Elmer Stehr, one of the twin sons of Rudolph Stehr, sustained a fractured arm sliding into a base.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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