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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: History Moment - 6-22-06
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 05:40:00 -0400
On June 22, 1755, Indians attacked settlers on this night and the next
morning near Burkittsville. It is believed to be the slaughter of William
House and 12 members of his family.
On June 22, 1809, Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton arrived in Emmitsburg from
Baltimore with several members of her Sisters of Charity.
On June 22, 1832, the Post Office was established at Ijamsville, with
Plummer Ijams, Jr., as postmaster.
On June 22, 1946, President Harry S Truman attended the annual Alfalfa Club
outing at Prospect Hall, the home of Joseph H. Himes.
On June 22, 1972, Hurricane Agnes created havoc throughout Frederick County,
destroying bridges, toppling trees, washing out roads, and causing the
evacuation of Point of Rocks.
On June 22, 1977, George Birely Delaplaine, Sr., president of the Great
Southern Printing and Manufacturing Company, which published The News (1883
to 2001) and The Frederick Post (1916 to 2001), died at Frederick Memorial
Hospital at age 88. He was born October 9, 1888, and was a linear descendent
of John Thomas Schley, who built the first house in Frederick. The Frederick
News-Post was purchased by the Randall Family LLC in March 2001. The owners
of this new corporation are also descendants of George B. Delaplaine, Sr.,
and John Thomas Schley.
On June 22, 1989, newspapers across the country report the decision of the
United States Supreme Court in which Chief Justice William Rehnquist cited
John Greenleaf Whittier's Barbara Fritchie poem and Francis Scott Key in a
dissenting opinion in a flag burning case.
On June 22, 1990, President George H. W. Bush played 18 holes of golf at the
Holly Hills Country Club after landing at Frederick Municipal Airport.
Playing with him was Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton. After golf,
the President ate at the Jug Bridge Seafood restaurant.
On June 22, 2001, Monsignor Hugh Phillips, 94, who had spent most of his
life at Mt. Saint Mary's College in Emmitsburg from student to president,
and the caretaker of The Grotto of Lourdes, spent his first full day at the
Carroll Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Washington. He was
ordered to retire completely from the college by Cardinal Keeler.
If anyone can add information to these History Moments,
or would like to suggest an item for another calendar day,
please contact me privately.
John W. Ashbury
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