2016-08-23 / Community

Gleanings

10 years ago

From the Journal Tribune: “The shaky cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah was tested Wednesday as the Israeli army fired artillery into a disputed border region in response to what it said was an attack from inside Lebanon.”

50 years ago

From the Biddeford-Saco Journal: “When President Johnson conferred with Gen. Williams Westmoreland at the Texas ranch, his most important ‘advice’ was not to let American troops cross the demilitarized zone separating South and North Viet Nam. ”

100 years ago

From the Biddeford Daily Journal: “Three railroad presidents today reported to the committee which is trying to formulate an answer on behalf of the roads to President Wilson’s suggested plan for meeting demands of the union brotherhoods...It is understood that the purpose of that visit was to secure Mr. Wilson’s specific ideas on how the railroads are to reimburse their treasuries for the many millions additional expense which would arise out of acceding to the president’s plan for an eight-hour workday.”

— Marissa Heffernan

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