On this date

50 YEARS AGO:

July 12, 1969

Claudia Schram and Lynne Shellenberger, members of the Carmelettes, a group of teenage girls who volunteered at Garvey Manor Nursing Home in Hollidaysburg, were given special Carmelette uniforms as tokens of 50 hours of volunteer work.

25 YEARS AGO:

July 12, 1994

Tyrone Borough Council, Lewis Poorman Main Street Manager, accepted an offer from Conrail to purchase land for a Railroad Park for $1 on the condition Tyrone would be responsible for an hazardous waste clean-up and related problems, if any.

10 YEARS AGO:

July 12, 2009

The new basketball court at the Booker T. Washington Center was dedicated yesterday. Brothers Curtis and Monford Miller said they would watch over the facility like their father, James, had watched over the old basketball court there in the 1970’s.

–Compiled by Tim Doyle

Today is Friday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2019. There are 172 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On July 12, 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced his choice of U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running-mate; Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket.

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