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On this date

50 YEARS AGO:

Nov. 22, 1969

John Monti, director of the ROTC and Penn State Altoona bands, was visited by father-son musicians Loy and Lee Appleman, who both attended Penn State. Loy was a music instructor and Lee was training for the U.S. Army Band.

25 YEARS AGO:

Nov. 22, 1994

Altoona City Council, N. John Casanave solicitor, approved by a 5-2 vote plans to locate a new Altoona Housing Authority building outside the city along Pleasant Valley Blvd. in the Pleasant Village housing complex.

10 YEARS AGO:

Nov. 22, 2009

The Altoona Curve Baseball team, Rob Egan general manager, held an open house at their Blair County Ballpark in Lakemont for fans to tour the bleachers, clubhouses, batting cages and production area, as well as a meeting with Santa Claus. Price of admission was a food item for St. Vincent DePaul and Toys for Tots were also collected.

–Compiled by Tim Doyle

Today is Friday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2019. There are 39 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, in the same car as Kennedy, was seriously wounded; a suspect, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as president.

On this date:

In 1935, a flying boat, the China Clipper, took off from Alameda, California, carrying more than 100,000 pieces of mail on the first trans-Pacific airmail flight.

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