100 years ago, 1915
Compliments are heard on all sides for Manager Bibber of Music hall for the tactful way in which he handled the great audience of more than 1300 people, during the Lisbon street fire in Lewiston, Monday night. The fire was almost next door to the play house. “It was the closest call we ever had,” said Manager Bibber in speaking of the incident. Tuesday morning. The clanging of the fire apparatus and the noise of the crowd was, at once heard by officials at the theatre lobby but the audience was giving strict attention to the stage and apparently knew nothing of the commotion outside. Manager Bibber quietly made his way to the orchestra pit, and said a brief word to the leader. The musicians tuned up good and loud and played continually in order to keep the attention of the people. The plan was successful. Had the cry of fire been raised in the theatre, no knowing what the result might have been for the crowd was the largest for some nights.

50 years ago, 1965
(Photo Caption) RING BEING READIED FOR CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT — The ring for the Clay-Liston world heavyweight championship bout May 25 was set up at the Central Maine Youth Center today. The 20-footer was brought here from the Brunswick Naval Air Station and is considered top quality, according to fight promoters. Also seen in the photo are a few of the press tables which will be set up five and six rows deep around the ring.

25 years ago, 1990
Joey Gamache, in what can only be described as a methodical, businesslike effort, reached the 20-victory plateau of his pro boxing career Friday night with a unanimous decision over Bryan Brown. An Augusta Civic Center crowd of about 3,500 watched as for the second straight fight Gamache dominated yet was unable to seriously hurt his opponent. Brown (15-8) took punishment in nearly every round yet was able to slip many punches, and like Nelson Rodriguez before him, showed an iron chin.

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