On this date

50 YEARS AGO:

April 19, 1969

Three Pennsylvania Railroad baggage cars originally built in Altoona were overhauled as exhibit cars as part of a 10-car Golden Spike Limited Centennial Train that was to travel to Promontory Point, Utah, where the first transcontinental railroad was joined. Karl F. Yeager was Altoona foreman in charge of the project.

25 YEARS AGO:

April 19, 1994

Intermediate Unit 8, Molly McCaffrey teacher, was testing children’s hearing, vision, speech, dental and general health at Blair County Head Start for the Week of the Young Child activities.

10 YEARS AGO:

April 19, 2009

The families of 14 servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq in 2007, including Army Spec. Michael Hook of Altoona, filed suit against a maintenance contractor called L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC of Madison, Miss., charging negligence.

–Compiled by Tim Doyle

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