What Was Happening on Nov 13th in Years Past


90 Years Ago – 1930 

The state election brought out the heaviest vote in several years.  There were a total of 982 voes cast, eleven of which were absentee votes.  It was nearly a fifty-fifty vote between the male and female voters of the town. 

The Arbella Club were guests of Mrs. William Hopper at her estate “Elsinaes” at West Manchester, at an afternoon tea to discuss plans for the coming winter. 

75 Years Ago – 1945 

The Board of Selectman this week endorsed the school committee’s proposal for new school facilities, favoring consolidation of a high school land elementary school connected by an auditorium and a gymnasium. 

Story High School were the victors, 20 to 13, in the game last Saturday with St. Mary’s High School of Claremont, N.H. 

60 Years Ago – 1960 

Superintendent Arthur W. Danielson received a letter from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education thanking Memorial School for the opportunity to visit its classrooms and noted the exceptional variety of science projects, large number of reference books and the excellent science room for the upper grades. 

Mrs. Hunt and Miss Bresnahan’s third grades at Memorial School presented “The Gallant Tailor”, an operetta in three acts. 

45 Years Ago – 1975 

The Bicentennial Plates, designed by artist Sally Carson for the Manchester Bicentennial Committee are now available at a number of locations throughout town. 

Another banner year for the Town Golfers has gone into the record books and we find that the devoted “Skip” Wogan Tournament winner is Brian Flately. 

30 Years Ago – 1990 

David McDonough, 15, was elected to a one year term as Associate Board Member of the National Down Syndrome Congress.  David was one of five young men nominated from the floor by their peers. 

The Manchester Jr. Sr. High School, “Lady Hornets” talented field hockey team has advanced to the state finals with a solid victory over Tyngsboro. 

15 Years Ago – 2005 

Manchester’s newest residents came out for an enjoyable evening last Friday at the Manchester Historical Society’s Trask House.  Hosted by the Manchester Welcoming Committee, guests were able to meet other new residents as well as learn more about the many benefits of living here. 

The Manchester Essex Regional High School varsity boys soccer team played at Danehy Park in Cambridge last Saturday evening versus Matignon High School in the  first round of the state tournament. 

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