On this date
50 YEARS AGO– May 12, 1967
Among the improvements at the newly remodeled Wissinger’s One-Stop Shopping Village at Oak Ave. and 31th St., founded in 1956 by Ernie and Ruth Wissinger, was a drive-up window to order ice cream, snack type foods and beverages.
25 YEARS AGO– May 12, 1992
Richard and Beth Thomas of Roaring Spring were attempting to start a local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) after their 16-year-old daughter Shannon was killed in an auto accident.
10 YEARS AGO– May 12, 2007
A group called the Peace Alliance, Amy Adams local member, delivered a berry pie to the office of U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster in Hollidaysburg as part of a nationwide “Peace Wants a Piece of the Pie,” an effort to create a federal Peace Department.
–Compiled by Tim Doyle
Today is Friday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2017. There are 233 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlights in History:
On May 12, 1967, “Are You Experienced,” the debut album of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was released in Britain by Track Records.