What Was Happening on February 28th in Years Past



90 Years Ago – 1930


Tuesday was annual Home Day for the Manchester Woman’s Club and a delightful program was prepared by the chairman of the Home Day Committee, Mrs. Elizabeth Cann.  

75 Years Ago – 1945 

To aid in the saving of coal, the Town Hall offices will close daily at 4 p.m.  This is a temporary measure during the emergency and as soon as the weather warms up and the citizens are assured of an ample supply of fuel, the regular hours will be resumed. 

Thomas Cagney, Norman G. Crafts and Robert Sanford were elected this week to the Board of Selectman.  Judge Edward Morley was elected to the Moderator’s Chair. 

60 Year Ago – 1960 

Mary Erato of the Primpers established a new high triple for the Tuesday Woman’s Wavy League this week as she cam away with a blistering 357. 

John P. “Stuffy” McInnis, 69, of Tappan St., one of the outstanding first baseman died this week, following a lengthy illness.  

45 Years Ago – 1975 

George Burchstead, manager of the Manchester Electric Company, retired after 45 years of service, rising from a meter reader and radio repairment to manager and member of the Board of Directors. 

Ann Crowley, of Union Street, was named to the U.S. Under – 20 Fencing Team. 

30 Year Ago – 1990

A most delicious baked stuffed scallop dinner and a fine talk by Charles “Chuck” Taylor highlighted the February meeting of the Manchester Club.  Approximately 90 members and guests were in attendance. 

Ashley Bruce,  Adam Scott and Karl Sandler presented Memorial School Principal, Larry Aiello, a check for $100.00.  These youngsters and their classmates earned money doing odd jobs for neighbors as a class project. 

15 Years Ago – 2005 

The goals and intentions of the Downtown Improvement Project have become lost in the polarizing issue “loss of parking.”  Matters of safety, compliance, beautification and accessibility have taken a back seat to this issue. 

Ryan Lumsden, a junior, son of David and Mary Lumsden is a member of the 2005 Emory university Eagles Baseball Team. 

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