If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. A week after opening a disappointing time capsule from 1970, Hamblen County officials and historians are preparing to bury their own capsule that they hope will be found in better shape 50 years from now. Items from the 1970 capsule, many of which were ruined when the capsule’s seal failed, will be on display Saturday at the Hamblen County Courthouse.
This Day in History
Governor Alfred E. Smith leaves Albany, N.Y., Sept. 16, 1928, for a campaign tour of the Mid West. From left to right are: Catherine Smith, the governor’s wife, Gov. Smith, Emily Smith Warner and Mrs. Daniel O’Day, standing on rear of special train.
Actress Ann-Margret stretches during a dance routine at New York’s Radio City Music Hall during production of a $1.5 million NBC special which traces the 46-year history of the 6,000 seat theater on Friday, Sept. 15, 1978. Miss Margret acts as one of the theater’s Rockettes, a part which involves singing as well as come fast-paced dancing.
Surrounded by his watchful lieutenants, Chicago’s crime boss Al Capone, right, and his 12-year-old son, Al Jr. gets Gabby Harnett of the Cubs to autograph a baseball just before the Cubs defeated the White Sox, 3 to 0 on Sept. 9, 1931. Note the watchfulness of one of Capone’s bodyguards behind him, at the ready as a popcorn vendor rubbed against him.
Protective plastic wrapping is removed from the gold mask of Tutankhamun, boy-king of Egypt (1334-1325 BC), by two workers at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 1976. The mask, along with 55 treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb are in the U.S. for a six city tour. Tutankhamun’s mask is inlaid with carneliam, lapis lazuli, colored glass and quartz.
Wilma Rudolph, of Clarksville, Tenn., second from left, hits the tape as she runs anchor for the USA’s 4 x 100-meter relay team in the semifinals at the Summer Olympics in Rome Sept. 7, 1960. The U.S. team won in a record breaking 44.4 seconds to qualify for the finals of the event. From left are: Russia’s Iryna Press, who finished second; Wilma Rudolph; Australia’s entry whose team was disqualified for irregular changeover outside its zone; and H. Richter of Poland, who finished third.
The Chicago Cubs pose before playing the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Stadium in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 2, 1932. The Cubs defeated the Cardinals, 8-5, for their thirteenth consecutive win. Seated in the front row, from left, are, Woody English; Marvin Gudat; Kiki Cuyler; bat boy Hasbrook; Stanley Hack; Guy Bush; Frank Demaree. Seated in middle row, from left, are, Bud Tinning; Billy Herman; Pat Maone; coach Charles O’Leary; manager Charley Grimm; coach Red Corriden; Jakie May; LeRoy Herrmann; Bob Smith. Standing in top row, from left, are, Charley Root; Bill Jurges; Gabby Hartnett; Riggs Stephenson; Johnny Moore; Lon Warneke; Rolly Hemsley; Mark Koenig; Zack Taylor; and Burleigh Grimes.
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Talk show host David Letterman, left, gestures while talking with Johnny Carson during taping of the "Tonight Show" at the NBC Studio in Burbank, California on August 30, 1991. Letterman's presence on the Tonight Show was his first appearance since Carson announced his retirement next year. Letterman and Jay Leno, who is Carson’s regular guest host and was named as his replacement, were in contention for the job.
Orlando Somante, center, sits with his sons Orlando, left, and Jonathan, right, amid the rubble of their home in Cutler Ridge, with signs that warn “Looters Will be Shot,” and “Danger, Crazy Cuban Inside,” Aug. 27, 1992. Their home was one of many in South Dade County that was hit by Hurricane Andrew last Monday.