100 years ago, 1909

WASHINGTON — Orville Wright this evening made a very successful flight in the Wright aeroplane at Fort Myer, Va., remaining in the air five minutes and thirty seconds, during which time the machine attained to exceptional speed of about 40 miles an hour. He circled the parade grounds half a dozen times, a total distance of about three and a half miles.

50 years ago, 1959

Lewiston and Portland Police Departments square off this evening in a softball duel at Bates Mfg. Field in the first game of their annual series. Game time is 6 p.m.

Manager Bill Joyce has been bringing his club along in slow fashion and pronounced his squad fit and ready to open its bid for the Pete Harnois Trophy. His starting lineup includes — Bob Cloutier,  center field; Art Ferguson, left field; Tony Grenier, third base; Jerry Leblanc, first base; Dick Roberts, second base; Roy Perham, shortstop; Jack Fortin, right field; Larry Vielleux, catcher and George Ricker, pitcher.

Lewiston spares include manager Joyce, Tony Emmi, Jerry Laroche, Norm Poulin, Yvon Cote and Bob Gladu.

25 years ago, 1984

LISBON FALLS — Partakers of that old-time soft drink, Moxie, will be able to discuss the Moxie phenomenon at a special party celebrating the 100th anniversary of the drink’s creation Saturday.

Following Gov. Joseph E. Brennan’s decision Thursday to to declare Saturday and Sunday “Moxie Day,” Frank Anicetti of Lisbon Falls is organizing a celebration of Moxie memorabilia for die-hard fans.

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