Pages from the past

Published 9:29 pm Tuesday, January 14, 2003

By Staff
On this date, Jan. 15, these events occurred in world history:
1559 Queen Elizabeth I of England was crowned
1929 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born
1961 Motown Records signed the Supremes
1967 The first National Football League Super Bowl was played
70 Years Ago
January 19, 1933
English Peas Get Cultivation
Thirty acres of English peas, part of a 50-acre plot, on Marshall Paterson's farm are receiving their first plowing today. The field is beautiful to gaze upon which resembles a thick carpet of a pleasing shade of green.
This week at the Strand Theatre
"Passport To Hell" starring Elissa Landi, Paul Lucas, Warner Oland, and Alex Kirkland and "Washington Masquerade" staring Lionel Barrymore, K. Morley, and Nils Aster.
25 Years Ago
January 19, 1978
Police Investigating Burglary Epidemic Here
Atmore Police are investigating a recent rash of burglaries in local homes and businesses in which entry has been made but nothing has been taken.
William Farr Selected As Chamber President
The Board of Directors of the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce has selected Bill Farr, vice president of Samco Products Inc. of Atmore as 1978 president of the organization.
10 Years Ago
January 13, 1993
Truck Lands On Tractor; Driver Eludes Officers
A high speed chase that started in Flomaton about midnight Saturday ended in a bizarre accident in Robinsonville.
The Flomaton police department pursued a Ford Lariat traveling at a high rate. The driver led the police to Canoe where he turned toward Robinsonville. On a county road the driver lost control and ran through the wall of a barn. The driver was nowhere to be found.
Voting Places Don't Pass Test
According to a state survey conducted last month, 61 percent of the polling places in Escambia County are inaccessible to the elderly or disabled.

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