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This day in our history
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1842 - U.S. Captain Taylor brings a boat load of passengers to Point Abino to watch his underwater explosion experiments. The charge, which blew up a boat into a thousand pieces, showed how useful this technology might be against hostile vessels in case of war. (New York Times, May 28, 1842)

1946 - A total of 11,000 cars and 1,000 pedestrians cross the Peace Bridge into Canada on Decoration Day (now Memorial Day). This was the first Decoration Day held during peace time in five years. (Times-Review, Jun. 2, 1947)

1975 - Hy's Drive-In Restaurant opens at the corner of Crescent and Garrison Road. (FEHM Files)

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