Looking back February 5 | local history
February 5, 2012: Fifty-four competitors braved the cold sunny weather at Hawkins Point in Robert Moses State Park for the third annual Massena Dash of the Massena Winter Carnival on Saturday. For drivers and their mostly Siberian husky dogs who hail from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont and Canada, this is a must-visit destination on their weekend dog sled racing itinerary. ‘winter.
Feb. 5, 1997: They heard the hype on both sides of the North Country’s first local TV news contest in nearly six years. Now viewers have their say. This month will be the first ratings period measuring the new head-to-head evening news battle waged by WWNY-TV and WWTI-TV, which restarted its weekday newscasts in December. Both stations have scheduled multi-part series and “special features” on their newscasts this month.
February 5, 1972: Regular travelers on Interstate Route 81 will miss a busy old building along the freeway that has for some time carried a billboard advertising Carroll’s Hamburger stands. A former home, the wood-frame structure on Gillette Road, off Route 81 about half a mile from Massey Street, was razed by a fire of undetermined origin on Thursday.
February 5, 1947: Ogdensburg Athletics, Inc. was incorporated for the purpose of owning and operating a professional baseball club. The objectives of the new company also include the promotion of baseball, hockey, football and boxing competitions.
February 5, 1922: A campaign for stricter Sabbath observance will be inaugurated on February 26, when pastors from the 70 or more churches affiliated with the Jefferson County ministerial union will preach the first of a series of sermons . Ministerial union members expect a long battle with movie theater owners and operators of other Sunday entertainment venues in their bid to bring crowds from theaters and other venues into churches on Sunday.
February 5, 1897: A cheerful group of young people from Clayton went to the Victor house in LaFargeville on Friday evening at 10 p.m. and took the owner Hubbard by surprise. But MH entertains young people in a royal way. The company spent two hours dancing in the hall, when a hearty meal was served at the Victor, with which all were delighted.
February 5, 1872: Interest in the good royal game of chess awakens among our fellow citizens. We are requested to announce to all enthusiasts of the game that a Society for Chess Purposes is about to be formed, and further information may be obtained by applying to Drawer No. 337, post office.
1631: A ship from Bristol, the Lyon, arrives with supplies for the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1783: Sweden recognizes independence from the United States.
1846: The first Pacific Coast newspaper, Oregon Spectator, is published.
1864: Federal forces occupy Jackson, Miss.
1865: Beginning of the three-day battle of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia.
1917: The US Congress overturns President Woordrow Wilson’s veto of the Immigration Act; literacy tests are required.
1918: The Soviets proclaim the separation of Church and State.
1922: Reader’s Digest begins publication in New York.
1922: William Larned’s steel-framed tennis racquet undergoes its first test.
1952: New York adopts traffic lights.
1961: The Soviets launch Sputnik V, the heaviest satellite to date at 7.1 tons.
1968: American troops divide the Viet Cong in Hue while the Saigon government claims it will arm loyal citizens.
1971: Two Apollo 14 astronauts walk on the Moon.
1985: The United States suspends a loan to Chile to protest against human rights violations.