100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 21, 1912
In one of the best games played between amateur or semi-professional baseball teams in this city, the Brewers defeated the Japanese All Stars yesterday at Athletic Park by a score of 3-0. It was replete with brilliant fielding, excellent base running, first-class pitching and timely hitting. A crowd of about 150, mostly Japanese, applauded the work of the players. The Japanese were particularly strong in fielding the ball. Their defense was almost perfect and the Brewers were forced to make the most of their superior hitting to win.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 21, 1937
Madam, does your husband make a hobby of going to sleep in the big easychair after dinner? And you, mister, does your wife end the day by darning the family socks? So does ours. But Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Harbord, Route 2, Box 753, have a different idea of how to spend their evenings. On Monday night, at least, they go to Lincoln High School, and while Harbord bends metal tubing and saws and grinds away in the machine shop, Mrs. Harbord goes up on the second floor and takes a course in woodworking. Mrs. Harbord is making an umbrella stand at present, and the project will give her good practice in making mortise-and-tenon joints.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 21, 1962
Superintendent of Parks William Glundberg and Milton Anderson, Central District foreman, who has spent 30 years in Wright Park, view the total destruction as the worst in history. Trees don’t lend themselves to statistics, but about 15 per cent of the total population of the park was ruined by Friday’s windstorm.