100 Years Ago: 1921

At the regular meeting of the Auburn City Council held at their rooms last evening, the City Manager was authorized to advertise for bids at the brick paving construction during the coming summer. The city has bricks on hand sufficient for the work contemplated and the contractors are to furnish cement. The contract for sidewalk construction is already let by the Portland Construction Co., by whom this work has been done for the past two seasons.

50 Years Ago: 1971

A class in American Handicrafts will open at the Lewiston Young Women’s Christian Association residence at 73 Pine St. on Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. The instructor will be Bud Smith, manager of the new American Handicraft Shop in Lewiston and sessions will be on fantasy film, resin pouring, tile and wire sculpture. Children of all ages may register by calling the  ‘Y.”

25 Years Ago: 1996

Margaret Thatcher received the 1996 Nation’s Honor Award from Senator Paul Coverdell’s Good Government Committee. Mrs. Thatcher “will be seen with Winston Churchill as the greatest British prime minister of the past 50  years,” the senator said in a statement Wednesday. “Lady Thatcher and her good friend and ally, President Reagan, each stood as a colossus at the world stage in the 1980s. Together, they were catalytic in the process of Soviet decline and collapse,” the Georgia Republican said. Previous recipients were former President Bush and House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The award Thatcher honors an individual “who most protected, nurtured and fostered liberty, law and character for our nations and people.”

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