Sunday, April 4, 2021

Cards and vintage things: June 17, 1966

 June 17, 1966 was a fairly slow news day. There were violent anti-government protests in Saigon as war raged throughout Vietnam. In the U.S. the T.V.A. gave G.E. a contract to build the world's largest nuclear energy station, while NYC Health Department workers threatened to strike.

Meanwhile, in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, there was a parade and banquet for the Four County Fireman's Association, an annual tradition that went into the 1990s. Meanwhile the local Phillies were in St. Louis that day, and pulled out a 6-5 victory when Tony Taylor singled home Dick Allen to break a 5-5 tie in the ninth.

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