Today in History: Nov. 14, 2021 – The Delaware County Daily Times

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100 Years Ago – 1921: While walking in the vicinity of the Holy Cross Cemetery, near Upper Darby yesterday afternoon, a trio of white women, whose names could not be learned, were held up by two masked bandits. The hold-up men made good their escape. Chief of Police John Clark and Officer Buckman, of Darby, were notified of the incident and immediately got in touch with the police of Yeadon, Lansdowne, and Upper Darby with the result that in a few minutes nearly a score of bluecoats were on the scene.
75 Years Ago – 1946: Payment of $5,000 to the Chester Municipal Authority for the purpose of preparing plans for the new city water supply, has been approved by the State Auditor General, it is announced in Harrisburg. The sum represents the full grant made to the Authority by the Pennsylvania Post-War Planning Commission from the $1,000,000 appropriate passed at the 1945 session of the Legislature.
50 Years Ago – 1971: Heroic efforts of a 49-year-old Delaware County policeman and a rookie Media borough patrolman are credited with saving the lives of two elderly residents trapped in a house fire Saturday night. Sgt. Edward Pumphrey of 1104 Garfield Ave., Havertown, a Delaware County Policeman assigned to a guard detail at the county courthouse and Media Patrolman Palmer Olson, 27, of 400 Albany Court, Nether Providence, made two trips into a burning three-story brick and stucco home at 113 W. Third St., to rescue Edward Griffin, 67, and Mrs. Bernadette Thompson, 79.
25 Years Ago – 1996: A light-industrial building may be considered as a future land-use option for the Havertown Superfund site. Gregory Ham, a project manager for the site with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, discussed use options at a recent planning commission meeting. The EPA is 75-percent complete, he said, with placing a three-acre geomembrane cap on the site at Eagle and Lawrence Roads, which was found to be contaminated with chloropentaphenol (PCP), polynuclear aromic hydroxins (PAHs), arsenic and dioxins. The site was placed on the National Superfund list in 1982.
10 Years Ago – 2011: A 41-year-old Middletown man arrived home Nov. 7 to find a burglar in his Highland Drive home. The resident returned home from work around 6:30 p.m., entering through a ground level door, according to state police. As soon as he walked inside, he heard footsteps coming from the floor above him. The burglar fled on foot through a side door on Chestnut Street. The homeowner reported that an Apple MacBook, a Sony Vaio Notebook and multiple pieces of jewelry were missing.
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