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Today, January 12, these events occurred::
49 B.C. Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River.
1928 Vladimir Horowitz debuted as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
1896 H.L. Smith took the first x-ray photograph.
1948 The US Supreme Court ruled that law schools could not discriminate against students because of race.
70 Years Ago
January 12, 1933
Relief Demands Are Heavy
More than four hundred applications for some form of relief have been filed with the Chairman of the Relief Committee. Some relief has been given to over two hundred families.
Alabama Ranks Low In Per Capita School Expenses
Alabama is a striking example of low per capita expenditure in the administration of schools. The state ranks forty-seventh among the states with respect to per capita per pupil in average daily attendance. Georgia is the only state with lower per capita expenses than Alabama.
50 Years Ago
January 15, 1953
Housing Shortage Cited By Chamber
The Atmore Chamber of Commerce this week reiterated its appeal for listings of houses and apartments. Still swamped with an unprecedented number of calls for lodging facilities, the Chamber is able to fill only a small number of the requests.
March Of Dimes In Full Swing
The month long March of Dimes which was launched at the beginning of January in Atmore and throughout the nation continues with organized plans in pressing forward with a large quota to be met in the county.
25 Years Ago
January 12, 1978
Industrial Board Slates County Manpower Survey
Completion of an extensive survey of manpower available in Escambia County should give the County a considerable edge over other areas in attracting industries and new jobs to the area, according to information given Monday to the County Commission.
Area Wrecks Kill Eleven
Eleven Escambia Countians were among the 781 persons killed in rural highway accidents in 1977, according to the Alabama State Troopers.
10 Years Ago
January 13, 1993
Hold On To Your Wallet: Garbage Fees Going Up
Local businesses can expect an immediate increase in their garbage fees, and an increase in the fee for residential pickup is reportedly on the horizon. The charges which are now at $2.50 per cubic yard will go up to $3.00 per cubic yard of garbage. The minimum fee of $10.60 is going up to $12.00.
Moore Alerts Pet Owners Of Rabies Case.
A rabid racoon was killed in Flomaton last week, prompting veterinarian Tommy Moore to remind people to have their pets vaccinated.
January 13, 2002
Dettling To Represent Atmore In Junior Miss
Atmore native and Escambia County resident Miss Courtney Dettling will be vying for the title of Alabama Junior Miss this week in Montgomery.