Today in History: June 10, 2021
100 Years Ago – 1921: Ten ambitious determined young women were graduated with honors last night by the Chester hospital Training School at impressive commencement exercises held in the Chester High School auditorium before a large audience of relatives and friends and members of the medical profession.
\\The class was made upon young women from New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Maryland. No more striking graduation picture could be evolved than the row upon row of the Training School nurses on the platform with the graduates in front, already dignified beyond measure, with their newly won “all-white” costume.
75 Years Ago – 1946: Rt. Rev. Msgr. Vincent L. Burns, Ph.D., rector of St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook, awarded diplomas to 88 St. James High School seniors at the sixth annual commencement exercises, Sunday night, in the school auditorium.
This is the largest graduating class in St. James history. Very Rev. Francis J. Furey, D.D., president of Immaculata College, was the commencement speaker.
50 Years Ago – 1971: Anyone coming into Chester’s downtown area who doesn’t already know there’s a new street name – Avenue of the States – will know it after today. No one will be able to miss the distinctive and colorful red, white and blue special signs which Philadelphia Electric Co. workmen began putting up Wednesday.
Fifty of the signs will be placed along what was Market Street, and along what was Edgmont Avenue from Sixth Street to I-95. Delivery of the signs was rushed in order to have them in place for Sunday’s big parade and ceremonies officially dedicating the Avenue of the States.
25 Years Ago – 1996: Construction starts tomorrow on a two-month project to repair the Chester Pike bridge over Little Crum Creek in Ridley Park, by reinforcing the earth underneath the structure, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Chester Pike will be restricted to two lanes in one direction 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays; Chester Park Neighborhood Association invites city residents can meet Mayor Aaron Wilson and City Council members tomorrow at the Meeting House, 24th and Chestnut street, to discuss neighborhood problems and needs.
History 10 Years Ago – 2011: Writers who like to send letters the old-fashioned way will soon have two fewer Delaware County venues from which to post their missives.
The Manoa Post Office at 1411 West Chester Pike in the Havertown section of Haverford and the 69th Street Post Office at 6901 Market St. in Upper Darby will be permanently closed on June 17. Philadelphia District Manager James J. Gallagher said the closures were precipitated by the sharp decline in mail volume.