A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 2 1912
“A slight wind, such as there is today, or even a heavier breeze, will not keep Capt. Martin from flying tomorrow,” said E. Batcheider, one of the two mechanics with the daring aeroplanist who will fly into the Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 2, 1937
Howard C. Harmany, in a surprise action, pleaded guilty to five of six counts of an embezzlement indictment in federal district court Friday. He was sentenced to five years on each count, the terms to run concurrently, in the federal penitentiary.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 2, 1962
Many Tacomans who will be off work Wednesday will spend a busy day of driving, picnicking, swimming and watching fireworks displays. The highlight in Tacoma will be the annual Fourth of July Show at the Old Tacoma Dock.