100 years ago
July 11, 1919: The Bloomington post of the American Legion will be named in memory of Lt. Louis E. Davis. He was killed in an airplane accident in Texas last year and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Two hundred delegates voted unanimously in favor of the Davis name.
75 years ago
July 11, 1944: With just 1.51 inches of rain, this June was the fourth driest June on record. It only rained on six days last month, and all but one of those rainfalls measured less than an inch. By contrast, last Saturday’s shower dropped about two thirds of June’s entire total.
50 years ago
July 11, 1969: About 40 kids from the Sunnyside Neighborhood Center and Holton Homes threw a surprise party for the YMCA’s James Rhoads. Rhoads is leaving for a YMCA job in Ames, Iowa. The party was to show gratitude for his work with the young people.
25 years ago
July 11, 1994: Fire destroyed an Atlanta warehouse filled with lawn mowers. The actual count of mowers is not known. A nearby building filled with riding mowers was saved. Glenn Brooks of Atlanta owns the buildings and leases them out. A loss amount was not available.