Monday, January 25, 2021

Cards and vintage things: July 31, 1965

 July 31, 1965 was a day of tumult and protest. In Americus, Georgia, five Blacks demonstrating against segregation were beaten by an angry mob. In New York, 200 protesters marched on Times Square to protest the Vietnam War. In Greece, the government attempted to defend itself in what became known as the Royal Coup of 1965. In lighter news, author J.K. Rowling was born in Britain.

Topton, Pennsylvania has had volunteer firefighting companies since the late 1880s. The current organization, Topton Volunteer Fire Company #1, was created on August 25, 1915. 

The local baseball team, the Phillies, had a tough day, losing at home to the Mets, 4-3 in eleven innings. Dick Stuart was 2-for-3 with a home run in a losing cause for Philadelphia.

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