Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on June 12th.
25 years Ago:
Sunday, June 12, 1994
BASKETBALL – Kutztown Sunday signed Delaware State basketball coach Jeff Jones to replace Bill Whitney, whose contract was not renewed after the team went 23-80 over the last four seasons.. Jeff Jones began his coaching career at Fayetteville state in 1986. He has 18 years of collegiate coaching experience.
50 Years Ago:
Thursday, June 12, 1969
“Untaxed Cigarettes Confiscated”
Chambersburg –– Two Pennsylvania Tax Division Agents check several of the 1600 cartons in Harrisburg found in a car by local police in Chambersburg Wednesday. The cigarettes will be handed over to state mental institutions for the patients.
100 years Ago:
Thursday, June 12, 1919
“$250,000,000 LIBERTY BONDS TO AMERICAN ARMY”
CHAMBERSBURG – Approximately $250,000,00 is the amount that the United States has subscribed to the five issues of Liberty Bonds, a record that the government officials say will go down in history as one of the most unique financial accomplishments that the world has known. The soldiers subscribed for these bonds voluntarily, some on the eve of battle.
A Liberty Bond (or Liberty Loan) was a war bond that was sold in the United States to support the allied cause in World War I. Subscribing to the bonds became a patriotic duty in the United States and introduced the idea of financial securities to many citizens for the first time.