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100 years ago

June 29, 1917: Thirty men pledged their support to keeping baseball in town. A campaign is on to sign 50 men with pledges of $10 per month to keep the Bloomers here. The signing up of 30 is more than expected up to now, so there is hope the 50-man goal can be reached tonight.

75 years ago

June 29, 1942: The fair board has decided to hold the county fair as scheduled unless the Agriculture Department says no. Another story, from Germany, reports that Nazis have killed one million Jews so far in the war. The number was attributed to the World Jewish Federation.

50 years ago

June 29, 1967: Hollywood film star Jayne Mansfield, 34, was killed in an auto accident outside New Orleans. Two others were killed in the same accident when their car hit a truck that was slowed for a mosquito fogging job on the roadway.

25 years ago

June 29, 1992: Police arrested three Twin City men, ages 20 to 22, in the murder of Mal Chaplin, 34. She was a homeless woman whose body was found wrapped in plastic under a bridge east of Hudson. All three suspects are charged with first degree murder.

Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@coldwellhomes.com.

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