2016-08-31 / Community

Gleanings

10 years ago

From the Journal Tribune: “Iran’s president defiantly refused to compromise as a U.N. deadline for his country to stop enriching uranium arrived Thursday, saying Tehran would not be bullied into giving up its right to nuclear technology.”

50 years ago

From the Biddeford-Saco Journal: “The Soviet mystery satellite Luna 11 contains ‘an entire orchestra of rocket engines,’ Pravda said today. The Communist party publication gave the first brief description of some of the equipment aboard the unmanned spaceship but gave no hint of the 3,615-pound vehicle’s mission.”

100 years ago

From the Biddeford Daily Journal: “Elaborate preparations have been completed for the reception of former President Roosevelt who tonight will deliver at Lewiston his first speech in the campaign to secure the election of Charles E. Hughes for president. ”

— Marissa Heffernan

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