On this date
50 YEARS AGO:
July 19, 1969
The Rev. John E. Jameson of Eighth Avenue Methodist Church and the Rev. Theodore Gould of Grace Methodist Church were directors of the Inner-City Mission Day Camp for children from the Logantown area of Altoona. Trips to places like Loganbell Farm, Haller’s Bakery, Horseshoe Curve, Forest Zoo and others were planned.
25 YEARS AGO:
July 19, 1994
Altoona Area District solicitor David Andrews said that the district would use eminent domain to obtain six properties on Juniata Gap Road for the construction of a new Juniata Gap Elementary School, replacing the old 64-year-old school.
10 YEARS AGO:
July 19, 2009
Mike Mignogna and Frank Wiley were converting the former Russell Music Building at 18th Street and 12th Avenue, built in 1927, into apartment buildings. The project was originally planned by Mike’s father, the late Al Mignogna, killed at the UVA Club in 2005.
–Compiled by Tim Doyle
Today is Friday, July 19, the 200th day of 2019. There are 165 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On July 19, 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, went into orbit around the moon.
On this date:
– In 1553, King Henry VIII’s daughter Mary was proclaimed Queen of England after Lady Jane Grey was deposed.
– In 1944, the Democratic national convention convened in Chicago with the nomination of President Franklin D. Roosevelt considered a certainty.
– In 1961, TWA became the first airline to begin showing regularly scheduled in-flight movies as it presented “By Love Possessed” to first-class passengers on a flight from New York to Los Angeles.