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No fire station at the park after all, a hearing for the police chief accused of threatening another's life, and stowaways on a train helped by a brakeman are all stories from 100 years ago.

The Beatles began their second U.S. tour on Aug. 18, 1964. Here are some glimpses from but 1964 visits.

Good news on the wild hay crop and the police chief is accused of threatening the life of a newspaper editor.

On Aug. 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. It was formally adopted by Congress Aug. 26.

A new fire station would be built, but the question was, where? A park was one of the possibilities.

Some things never change. The Tucson Police Department was in the hot seat when the police committee met.

It turns out the pocket flashlight can be a formidable weapon when shined in the face of an armed burglar. This is especially true of the burglar thinks you may be armed with more than the flashlight.

The landmark cultural event that was Woodstock began Aug. 15, 1969.

It is important to be precise when sending a message to detain someone arriving on the stage. Otherwise a married man might be mistakenly held for eloping with a young girl.

The president of the fair association spoke to the Tucson Luncheon club and garnered more support for the fair. Financially, the fair was solid; now the cub would help raise enthusiasm.

A new city charter was proposed by the acting mayor of Tucson. The last charter had been drawn up in 1883, and the acting mayor believed the city had outgrown it.

Sheriff Forbes, of Pima County, knew an eloping couple when he saw one, especially when the female half was underage.

It should come as no surprise that lightning and high winds caused damage to trees and building 100 years ago as they do today.

The city council and acting mayor made plans for changes in the police and fire department, placing them under civil service rules. The council discussed a number of topics and referred many to committees.

It is sad to say that stories of crime and other conflicts are the main news reported in any newspaper. While that may help people to be safer, some days bad news is the only news.

On Aug. 6, 1945, the United State dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and residents still pray for the victims and for peace. The skeletal dome of a building still stands as a reminder of the devastation. Nagasaki was bombed three days later.

The mysterious disappearance of a woman, reported by her husband in July, was finally cleared up. However, a few questions remained, and it is unlikely we will ever get the answers.

A special court term had been set for trying bootlegging cases, and a special jury was empaneled for those cases as well. One can only imagine the jurors were happy to be on their way when this was over, but the judge involved offered high praise for their service.

What was life like in Tucson 100 years ago?

The articles that ran in the paper 100 years ago today were all follow-up articles to the ones presented yesterday.

Editor’s note: The final story today is a bit gruesome and graphic — perhaps more than a bit. We don’t recommend reading it while eating or immediately after.

The father of the young man who committed suicide — or so it was ruled — in a sanitarium arrived in Tucson and expressed his belief that his son's death was an accident instead of intentional.

University Extension services have long been available to help people with many little household and other duties.

Things were different 100 years ago. How different were they?

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