Local news from 20 and 40 years ago from the Duluth News-Tribune. This column appears daily Monday through Saturday in the Duluth News-Tribune. Researched and written by the Reference Staff at the Duluth Public Library
July 30, 1967
Joseph Hawthorne of Provincetown, Mass., former conductor of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, has been engaged as conductor of the Duluth Symphony Orchestra for the 1967-68 season. Hawthorne succeeds Hermann Herz, conductor for the past 17 years.
Fire and explosions ravaged the U.S. aircraft carrier Forrestal in the Tonkin Gulf yesterday, killing at least 46 crewmen and injuring 56 others. Several men from Northeastern Minnesota serve aboard the Forrestal.
July 30, 1987
The AIDS scare has slowed the donation of blood, an official with Blood Donors Inc. said yesterday in Duluth. Executive Director Red Tucker said the blood supply in Northeastern Minnesota is dwindling.
The turnout for tours during the USS Oliver Hazzard Perry’s four-day visit to Duluth, which ended yesterday, is expected to total about 15,000. The Perry leaves today for Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Local news from 20 and 40 years ago from the Duluth News-Tribune. This column appears daily Monday through Saturday in the Duluth News-Tribune. Researched and written by the Reference Staff at the Duluth Public Library.
July 9, 1967
Starting at 1 p.m. today, 53 boys will race in the Duluth Soap Box Derby championship on the Hartley Field Derby Track. The track is one of just eleven in the country owned by a local derby.
The 1967 Duluth Seaway Portorama celebration will be “the biggest in the eight-year history of the event,” David Allison, Portorama general chairman, said yesterday. An estimated 30,000 area residents are expected to purchase Portorama buttons.
July 9, 1987
District Court Judges Charles Barnes and David Bouschor said yesterday that St. Louis County doesn’t need the new jail recommended last week by a citizens committee. The judges said upgrading the old jail would be sufficient for the county’s needs.
Tickets for the Concorde supersonic jetliner’s flight from Duluth to London sold out this week. The round-trip flight, selling for $2,499, is scheduled to leave Duluth on July 27.
White City 1906
From the Duluth Public Library slide collection
From the 7/4/1907 Duluth Herald
From the July 3, 1907 Duluth News Tribune